Targeting psoriatic plaques with a single, high dose of UVB yields favorable outcomes

Guttman, Cheryl
October 2005
Dermatology Times;Oct2005, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p51
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Discusses the results of an open-label pilot trial undertaken by dermatologists at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, which found that turbo UVB phototherapy with the 308 nanometer excimer laser performed using a single high dose appears to be a well-tolerated and rapidly effective method for treating chronic plaque psoriasis. Statement of dermatologist Mark Kegan at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology; Details on the performance of the study; Obtainment of serial biopsies to evaluate the potential mechanism underlying the efficacy of the targeted UVB treatment.


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