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The efficacy of psoralen photochemotherapy in the treatment of aquagenic pruritus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7654576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psoralen photochemotherapy (PUVA) was effective in the treatment of five patients with aquagenic pruritus, associated in one with polycythaemia rubra vera and in another with the myelodysplastic syndrome. Relapse occurred within 2-24 weeks when treatment was discontinued. Maintenance therapy or a further course of PUVA was necessary to maintain remission. This requirement may limit the value of the therapy.
H D Menagé; P G Norris; J L Hawk; M W Graves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  129     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-02     Completed Date:  1995-10-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myelodysplastic Syndromes / complications
PUVA Therapy*
Polycythemia / complications
Pruritus / drug therapy*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Remission Induction
Water / adverse effects*
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