Clinical severity of psoriasis in last 20 years of PUVA study.

  title={Clinical severity of psoriasis in last 20 years of PUVA study.},
  author={T Nijsten and Caspar W. N. Looman and R S Stern},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={143 9},
OBJECTIVE To assess the severity of psoriasis over time. DESIGN We analyzed the results of structured dermatologic examinations administered over a 20-year period beginning 10 years after study enrollment. SETTING The PUVA [psoralen-UV-A] Follow-up Study, which is a prospective cohort study. PATIENTS The analyses were restricted to 815 patients (83.2% of those eligible) who underwent at least 2 of 4 possible examinations between 1985 and 2005. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE A 4-point physician… CONTINUE READING


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