Photochemotherapy Less Common Indications for Use

Bayramgurler D.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.44, pp.120-125, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Photo(chemo)therapy has been used successfully for the treatment of various inflammatory and pigmentary skin disorders mainly including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, polymorphic light eruption and vitiligo. Beside these, they are used as first-line therapy in skin conditions that are common in clinical practice although their efficacies in such diseases are not very well-known. Here the effects of photo(chemo)therapy in alopecia areata, pityriasis lichenoides, lichen planus, chronic urticaria, symptomatic dermographism, uremic pruritus, acquired perforating dermatosis and some others are discussed in light of the literature data.