PUVA therapy

T. N. Helm, J. W.E. Dijkstra, R. J. Ferrara, S. Glanz

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PUVA is an acronym for psoralen plus ultraviolet-A radiation. This form of photochemical therapy is commonly used in the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo, but it is also beneficial in other dermatologic diseases. An understanding of psoralen's mechanism of action and the unique properties of the various psoralen preparations is important in ensuring optimal results with this therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-912
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice

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