What is Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP)?

Category: Procedures


Extracorporeal photopheresis involves the separation of white-blood cells from the blood. The WBCs are then mixed with a psoralen, which makes the T-lymphocytes more sensitive to ultraviolet light. The WBCs are exposed to the UVA which promotes death of the diseased cells.

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