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Treatment of parapsoriasis and mycosis fungoides: the role of psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet light A (PUVA).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6748744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet light A (PUVA) was used to treat 12 patients with parapsoriasis and 19 patients with mycosis fungoides. Excellent results were obtained in all 12 patients with parapsoriasis: 8 patients had complete clearing, 3 had more than 80% improvement, and 1 had considerable improvement. The response to PUVA in patients with mycosis fungoides varied according to the stage of the disease. Of 10 patients with early disease (stage I or II), 7 had complete clearing and the 3 others had more than 80% improvement. The nine patients with more advanced disease generally did not respond well to PUVA, with the exception of one patient with stage IV disease and one with stage V disease. PUVA may be the treatment of choice for parapsoriasis and is highly effective in the early stages of mycosis fungoides.
F C Powell; G T Spiegel; S A Muller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-10     Completed Date:  1984-09-10     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-46     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Mycosis Fungoides / drug therapy*,  pathology
PUVA Therapy*
Parapsoriasis / drug therapy*,  pathology

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