Guidelines for Bath PUVA, Bathing Suit PUVA and Soak PUVA

Pai, Sathish B and Shetty, Shricharith (2015) Guidelines for Bath PUVA, Bathing Suit PUVA and Soak PUVA. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, 81 (6). pp. 559-567.

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Background: The aim of these guidelines is to encourage dermatologists to use bath psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA), bathing suit PUVA and soak PUVA in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris and other conditions. Methods: Evidence was collected using searches of the PubMed, MEDLINE and COCHRANE databases using the keywords “bath PUVA,” “soak PUVA,” “bathing suit PUVA” and “turban PUVA.” Only publications in English were reviewed. Results: One hundred and thirty-eight studies were evaluated, 57 of which fulfi lled the criteria for inclusion. Conclusions: Both bath PUVA and bathing suit PUVA are very effective and safe treatments for generalized stable plaque psoriasis (strength of recommendation, A). Soak PUVA is very effective in the treatment of both palmoplantar psoriasis and chronic palmoplantar eczema (strength of recommendation,A).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bathing suit; Bath water; Psoralen; Psoralen plus ultraviolet A; Psoriasis; Soak psoralen plus ultraviolet A; Turban psoralen plus ultraviolet A
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2015 11:36

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