PUVA therapy

[psoralen + ultraviolet A] a form of photochemotherapy for skin disorders such as psoriasis and vitiligo; oral psoralen administration is followed two hours later by exposure to ultraviolet A.

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  • Psoralen photochemotherapy — A type of therapy in which the patient is exposed first to psoralens (drugs containing chemicals that react with ultraviolet light to cause darkening of the skin) and then to ultraviolet A (UVA light). Psoralen photochemotherapy is also called… …   Medical dictionary

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