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September 1971

Prevention of Unintentional Overexposure in Topical Psoralen Treatment of Vitiligo

Author Affiliations


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

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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