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Youn H Kim

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  • Clinicopathologic features and treatment outcomes in Woringer-Kolopp disease JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY Lee, J., Viakhireva, N., Cesca, C., Lee, P., Kohler, S., Hoppe, R. I., Kim, Y. H. 2008; 59 (4): 706-712


    Woringer-Kolopp disease, also known as pagetoid reticulosis, is an exceedingly rare variant of mycosis fungoides. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment is essential to prevent progression to debilitating disease. We identified 7 patients with Woringer-Kolopp disease treated at our institution. We review the major clinical and pathologic characteristics of this disease, focusing on treatment strategies and patient outcomes. All of our patients were successfully treated with skin-directed therapies including topical steroids, topical nitrogen mustard, psoralen plus ultraviolet A, narrow-band ultraviolet B, and radiation therapy. Our observations confirm that Woringer-Kolopp disease carries an excellent prognosis, and support that the most effective and appropriate treatment for recalcitrant or severe Woringer-Kolopp disease is localized radiation therapy.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2008.04.018

    View details for Web of Science ID 000259550100018

    View details for PubMedID 18550209

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