Rat ultraviolet ray B photodermatitis: an experimental model of psoriasis vulgaris.

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Ultraviolet ray B (UV-B) induced dermatitis in the rat may be a model for human psoriasis vulgaris. Detailed studies of this model are reported. Rat skin responded to UV-B irradiation quite differently from human, guinea-pig, or mouse skin. Rat UV-B dermatitis was characterized by a sharply demarcated brownish-red lesion with scale formation lasting for 10… (More)

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