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Photochemotherapy

  • C. Antoniou
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Abstract

Photochemotherapy (psoralen and ultraviolet A or PUVA) is a treatment carried out by oral or topically administered psoralens (a linear isomer of furocoumarins) plus UVA light (320–400 nm). At present, the drug most frequently used for this treatment is 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) although 5-methoxypsoralen (5-MOP) and 4,5′,8-trimethylpsoralen (TMP) are also employed.

Keywords

Lichen Planus Skin Type Mycosis Fungoides Alopecia Areata PUVA Therapy 
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