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Acta Médica Peruana

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BELTRAN GARATE, Brady et al. Therapy for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma using low-dose bexarotene combined with phototherapy or alpha-interferon: Report of eight cases treated in Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati-Martins, Lima, Peru between 2003 and 2007. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.4, pp.232-235. ISSN 1728-5917.

Introduction: Bexarotene is a rexinoid compound that is approved for use in the therapy for early and advanced stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Clinical Cases: We present in this report the results of the use of low-dose bexarotene plus phototherapy or alpha-interferon, nine million units, in the treatment of CTCL. Eight patients were treated, five had mycosis fungoides, two had CD-8 epidermothropic aggressive lymphoma. The overall response rate was 62.5% (5/8), and the mean duration of response was 20 months. Low-dose bexarotene combined with phototherapy or alpha-interferon may be effective in the treatment of CTCL.

Keywords : Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; bexarotene; alpha-interferon.

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