Photochemotherapy for systemic sclerosis: effect on clinical and molecular markers.

@article{Usmani2010PhotochemotherapyFS,
  title={Photochemotherapy for systemic sclerosis: effect on clinical and molecular markers.},
  author={Naila Usmani and Annette Murphy and D J Veale and Victoria Goulden and Mark D J Goodfield},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={608-13}
}
BACKGROUND The cutaneous changes seen in systemic sclerosis (SSc) can result in considerable patient morbidity. AIM We previously reported on the beneficial effect of psoralen ultraviolet A (PUVA) phototherapy in 13 patients with morphoea. We now report the findings of a study in which patients with SSc were treated with PUVA. METHODS Twelve patients with SSc were treated with PUVA phototherapy. The effect on cutaneous disease activity was assessed using the modified Rodnan score, and the… CONTINUE READING