Low-dose localised electron radiotherapy in a case of refractory mycosis fungoides

SA Journal of Oncology

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Title Low-dose localised electron radiotherapy in a case of refractory mycosis fungoides
Creator Joram, George O. Burger, Henriette Visser, Willem I. Mohamed, Zainab
Subject — mycosis fungoides; electron radiotherapy; quality of life; cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; radiotherapy
Description We present a case of refractory mycosis fungoides (MF) that responded to low-dose localised electron radiotherapy. A 59-year-old man presented with a 5-year history of a generalised, pruritic, scaly, red skin rash that had recently become more nodular. Skin biopsy confirmed MF. After a variable initial response to topical steroids and oral methotrexate, progressive tumours were treated with low-dose electron radiotherapy. We describe the clinical effect of different radiation doses and fractionation schedules applied over a 2-year period. Our experience in this case of MF suggests that low-dose localised electron radiotherapy offers excellent palliation by effectively resolving tumorous lesions, improving quality of life and allowing for retreatment of refractory lesions.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2022-07-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/sajo.v6i0.237
Source South African Journal of Oncology; Vol 6 (2022); 5 pages 2523-0646 2518-8704
Language eng
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