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Article
September 1971

Prevention of Unintentional Overexposure in Topical Psoralen Treatment of Vitiligo

Author Affiliations

Boston

From the Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):281-283. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210055009
Abstract

Topical application of sulisobenzone (Uval) is shown to prevent the long-wave ultraviolet light-induced phototoxic reaction in skin treated topically with psoralen. This suggests that unintentional or unwanted exposure to solar long-wave ultraviolet radiation can be avoided, making topical psoralen treatment of vitiligo safe and manageable.

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