Photochemotherapy in psoriasis: a review

Vella Briffa, D.; Warin, A. P.
June 1979
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jun1979, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p440
Academic Journal
The article examines the use of photochemotherapy in treating psoriasis. It is an effective treatment for plaque-type and pustular psoriasis of the palms and soles, and for early mycosis fungoides. Photochemotherapy is compared with dithranol in the treatment of plaque-type psoriasis in terms of success rate, patient acceptability and cost-effectiveness. Its risk to humans, especially to the young, cannot be recommended as an initial treatment for uncomplicated psoriasis.


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