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April 1999

Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy for the Treatment of Erythrodermic Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(4):475-476. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-4-dlt0499

Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare papulosquamous disorder of unknown origin. Although PRP usually resolves within 1 to 3 years,1 treatment of the disease is generally difficult. Encouraged by good results with extracorporeal photochemotherapy (ECP) in patients with erythroderma of other origin,2-4 we treated 2 patients with erythrodermic PRP type I using ECP in combination with systemic retinoids and cyclosporine, respectively.

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