Bath PUVA: An Effective Treatment for Psoriasis

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Abstract

At the Psoriasis Education and Research Centre, PUVA baths were introduced as an alternative therapy in 1990.Psoriatic patients soaked for 15 minutes in a solution of tap water and Ultra MOP. Forty-five patients were followed for 30 treatments. Skin types were recorded and progress was documented by PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) scores. Side effects and total amount of UVA received were documented. The purpose of this study was to record the efficacy of our protocol for PUVA baths on different skin types while evaluating all aspects of the treatment.

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