Photopheresis is a form of apheresis in which a small amount of white blood cells are treated with a photoactive drug which is then activated with ultravioulet (UV) light. Apheresis procedures involve removing blood from the patient and passing the blood through an apparatus that separates it into components. After the components have been separated and treated, the blood is returned to the patient.
Photopheresis treatment may benefit patients with the following conditions:
- Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL)
- Graft-versus-Host Disease (GVHD)
- Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)
- Transplantation rejection
To schedule a consultation to discuss photopheresis therapy, please call (410) 955-5933. Referrals may be faxed to (410) 955-5322.
To contact the photopheresis center if you are undergoing treatment or have non-scheduling questions, please call (410) 502-0020.