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August 1986

Therapeutic Photomedicine

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Boston

 

vol 15, edited by H. Honigsmann and G. Stingl, 300 pp, with illus, $98, New York, S. Karger AG, 1985

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(8):947-948. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660200121034

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Abstract

Just over a decade ago, the introduction of psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation (PUVA) as systemic therapy for psoriasis renewed interest in photobiology and therapeutic photomedicine. Since then, remarkable advances have been made both in the basic understanding and clinical application of phototherapeutic modalities. Several of these, including PUVA, high-intensity ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy, and laser therapy, have already had a major impact on the treatment of skin disease.

This book is the 15th volume in the Karger series, Current Problems in Dermatology, and is based on a clinically oriented symposium organized by the European Society for Dermatological Research in February 1985, to summarize recent advances in photomedicine. Rather than publishing proceedings from the symposium, the editors have invited authors, most of whom are acknowledged experts in the field, to contribute reviews of their presented topic. The result is a coherent and well-referenced summary of current therapeutic photomedicine and its

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