Phototherapy and photochemotherapy.

  title={Phototherapy and photochemotherapy.},
  author={Lars Schneider and Ralf Hinrichs and Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek},
  journal={Clinics in dermatology},
  volume={26 5},
Phototherapy, whose first application for psoriasis dates back to almost a century now, is still an actual mainstay of treatment. We discuss in detail the radiophysical aspects involved in the therapy, the different treatment modalities, and all aspects related to clinical application of phototherapy. By looking at new insights on the molecular mode of action, it becomes evident that phototherapy is in fact the oldest "biological" therapeutic strategy, whose target is directly the T-cell… CONTINUE READING

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