PUVA Therapy Topic Guide

PUVA PUVA: PUVA stands for psoralen and ultraviolet A. After ingesting psoralen, the patient is exposed to a precise amount of ultraviolet light. PUVA therapy (photochemotherapy) is useful in the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo and mycosis fungoides. PUVA may cause skin cancer and puts patients at risk for squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

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