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Healthcare 2013, 1(1), 96-99; doi:10.3390/healthcare1010096
Case Report

Scalp In-Transit Metastatic Melanoma Treated with Interleukin-2 and Pulsed Dye Laser

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Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
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Received: 20 August 2013 / Revised: 16 October 2013 / Accepted: 21 October 2013 / Published: 25 October 2013
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Abstract

No particular regimen is considered standard therapy for widespread metastatic melanoma, although surgery is the primary choice for regional nodal metastases. Systemic interleukin-2 (IL-2) is an effective immunotherapy for melanoma, but standard doses are associated with severe toxicity. We report a patient who was treated with intralesional low-dose IL-2 and V-beam pulsed dye laser for the treatment of scalp melanoma metastases. This treatment resulted in rapid regression of metastatic tumors with limited adverse effects.
Keywords: interleukin-2; melanoma; pulsed dye laser therapy interleukin-2; melanoma; pulsed dye laser therapy
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Wang, M.Z.; Brewer, J.D. Scalp In-Transit Metastatic Melanoma Treated with Interleukin-2 and Pulsed Dye Laser. Healthcare 2013, 1, 96-99.

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