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Psoriasis: General principles for phototherapy

All patients who are considered for treatment with phototherapy or photochemotherapy must have a complete history and physical examination. Patients with a known history of lupus erythematosus or xeroderma pigmentosum should not be treated with phototherapy or photochemotherapy. Patients with a history of a photosensitivity disorder, taking photosensitizing medications, with…

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Foods that fight inflammation

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to quell inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. Updated: August 13, 2017 Published: June, 2014 Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical.…

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Narrowband UVB Phototherapy for the Treatment of Psoriasis

With approximately 150,000 newly diagnosed cases of psoriasis each year, this chronic skin disease affects approximately 2% of the US population and causes considerable morbidity.(1) First-stage treatment of patients with moderate- to-severe psoriasis often starts with topical agents and then progresses to phototherapy (UVB) for more extensive disease. Extensive disease…

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