The enhanced monocyte and neutrophil chemotaxis in psoriasis is normalized after treatment with psoralens plus ultraviolet A and anthralin.

  • Thomas Ternowitz
  • Published 1987 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


The chemotactic activity of purified monocytes and neutrophils was studied in twenty-two psoriatic patients prior to the initiation of psoralens plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) or anthralin therapy and during the treatment. Patients with untreated, active psoriasis had increased chemotactic response of their monocytes and neutrophils to N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl… (More)


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