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What exactly is photo chemotherapy?
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: PUVA (Psoralen+UVA)
Photochemotherapy/phototherapy generally refers to puva therapy using psoralen (taken by mouth) and then later "tanning" to ultraviolet a light (uv-a) to treat various skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, urticaria, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma and skin manifestations of graft-versus-host disease.
The psoralen makes the offending cells in the skin sensitive to damage from ultraviolet a.

In brief: PUVA (Psoralen+UVA)
Photochemotherapy/phototherapy generally refers to puva therapy using psoralen (taken by mouth) and then later "tanning" to ultraviolet a light (uv-a) to treat various skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, urticaria, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma and skin manifestations of graft-versus-host disease.
The psoralen makes the offending cells in the skin sensitive to damage from ultraviolet a.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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