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Treatment of psoriasis with 8-methoxypsoralen and sunlight.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  362536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Photochemotherapy with 8-methoxypsoralen and sunlight (PUVA-SOL), administered three times weekly, proved effective in the treatment of psoriasis. Weekend photochemotherapy (modified PUVA-SOL) also appeared useful as an adjunct to standard topical corticosteroid therapy. Careful measurement of ambient long-wave ultraviolet light (UVA) in the treatment locale and respect for the phototoxic potential of PUVA-SOL are necessary for success. The long-range toxicity of psoralen photochemotherapy remains undetermined.
D B Robertson; J R McCarty; M Jarratt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1978 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-15     Completed Date:  1979-01-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1345-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Chronic Disease
Clinical Trials as Topic
Double-Blind Method
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Methoxsalen / therapeutic use*
Psoriasis / drug therapy*
Triamcinolone / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-94-7/Triamcinolone; 298-81-7/Methoxsalen

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