Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma?

Updated: Apr 20, 2020
  • Author: Lauren C Pinter-Brown, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Retinoid-like Agents

Retinoids regulate genes that control cellular differentiation and proliferation.

Alitretinoin topical (Panretin)

Off-label use. Alitretinoin is a retinoid, related to vitamin A. It has immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory effects. Binds to both retinoid acid receptor and retinoid X receptor.

Tazarotene gel (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)

This agent is a retinoid prodrug with an active metabolite that modulates the differentiation and proliferation of epithelial tissue. It may also have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties.

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