Practicing dermatologists today are using phototherapy to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and many other common and uncommon dermatoses. Treatments like narrowband UV-B (NB-UV-B), psoralen plus UV-A (PUVA), UV-A-1, and excimer laser are now in the armamentarium of today’s dermatologist.1 But when did the use of phototherapy in treating skin disease actually begin?
Brodsky M, Abrouk M, Lee P, Kelly KM. Revisiting the History and Importance of Phototherapy in Dermatology. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(5):435. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0722
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