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What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Help severe patients
Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.
A study from japan in 1993 showed 81% of patients responded. Only an experienced dermatologist does this treatment. Link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8485113.

In brief: Help severe patients
Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.
A study from japan in 1993 showed 81% of patients responded. Only an experienced dermatologist does this treatment. Link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8485113.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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