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What are some risks of phototherapy for atopic dermatitis?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Skin cancer; aging
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.
Short term adverse effects may include redness, itching and changes in skin color.

In brief: Skin cancer; aging
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.
Short term adverse effects may include redness, itching and changes in skin color.
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