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Photopheresis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Photopheresis
Tree Number(s)
E02.774.945.500.500
E04.292.762
Unique ID
D017893
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017893
Annotation
a form of PUVA THERAPY
Scope Note
A process in which peripheral blood is exposed in an extracorporeal flow system to photoactivated 8-methoxypsoralen (METHOXSALEN) and ultraviolet light - a procedure known as PUVA THERAPY. Photopheresis is at present a standard therapy for advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; it shows promise in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
Entry Term(s)
Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy
Extracorporeal Photopheresis
Photochemotherapy, Extracorporeal
NLM Classification #
WB 480
Previous Indexing
Methoxsalen (1986-1993)
PUVA Therapy (1984-1993)
Photochemotherapy (1984-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2015/06/18
Photopheresis Preferred
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