Skin typing for assessment of skin cancer risk and acute response to UV-B and oral methoxsalen photochemotherapy.

@article{Stern1984SkinTF,
  title={Skin typing for assessment of skin cancer risk and acute response to UV-B and oral methoxsalen photochemotherapy.},
  author={R S Stern and K T Momtaz},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1984},
  volume={120 7},
  pages={869-73}
}
Skin typing is a clinical classification system based on a patient's historical reporting of the acute skin response to sunlight. It is advocated as a means of determining an individual's relative risk of skin tumors and has been used to determine the initial therapeutic dose of UV radiation for UV-B phototherapy or oral methoxsalen photochemotherapy (PUVA) for psoriasis. Among PUVA-treated patients, the relative risk of cutaneous carcinoma was significantly higher among patients with skin… CONTINUE READING

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