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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 157-160

Nodular Scleroderma - Successful Treatment With Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy


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Nodular seleroderma is rare variant of circumscribed scleroderma (morphea). Treatment is often unsatisfactory. This report is on the use of extracorporeal photochemotherapy. A 12 year old girl and a 49 year old woman have been treated once a month on two consecutive days. A complete remission was achieved in one patient after 10 months and an almost complete remission in the young girl after 6 months. The treatment was well-tolerated and no severe side – effects occurred. In contrast to previous attempts in treating nodular scleroderma with different modalities, ECP seems to be an effective therapy.


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