Psoralen-ultraviolet A therapy vs. psoralen-ultraviolet B therapy in the treatment of plaque-type psoriasis: our experience with fitzpatrick skin type IV.

@article{Khurshid2000PsoralenultravioletAT,
  title={Psoralen-ultraviolet A therapy vs. psoralen-ultraviolet B therapy in the treatment of plaque-type psoriasis: our experience with fitzpatrick skin type IV.},
  author={Khawar Khurshid and Tahir Saeed Haroon and Ijaz Hussain and Swakshyar Saumya Pal and Mohammad Jahangir and Tauheed M. Zaman},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={865-7}
}
BACKGROUND Oral psoralen, when combined with UVB, shows an increased response in psoriasis. In this study, conventional psoralen-UVA (PUVA) therapy was compared with psoralen-UVB (PUVB) therapy in plaque-type psoriasis in patients with Fitzpatrick skin type IV. PATIENTS AND METHODS Equal numbers of patients with stable, plaque-type psoriasis were treated with either PUVA (n = 22) or PUVB (n = 22), three times weekly until 90% clearance was achieved. A final evaluation was made 3 months later… CONTINUE READING

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