Dithranol-UV-A phototherapy (DUVA) for psoriasis: a treatment without dressings.


Dithranol in yellow soft paraffin with 2% salicylic acid was applied daily (increasing concentrations from 0.2% to 5%) for 1 hour to twenty consecutive patients with diffuse psoriasis. The ointment was then washed off and patients were irradiated with 10 J cm-2 of UV-A radiation since the absorption spectrum of dithranol is maximum in the UV-A waveband. The… (More)


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