NICE interventional procedure guidance
Issued: February 2009

Extracorporeal photopheresis for Crohn's disease

This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) for Crohn's disease is based on reports that include a very small number of patients. These reports describe no major safety issues but they provide little evidence of efficacy. Therefore, this procedure should not be used outside the context of research.