Search Results for: ultraviolet radiation

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…reeze-thaw cycles (20-30 seconds thaw time) may be efficacious. Cryotherapy will also treat the residua of lesions following radiation therapy or intralesional injection. Several treatments may be required for each lesion. c. Alternatively,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…titis is a persistent photosensitivity disorder in which patients respond abnormally to UVA, UVB, and sometimes to visible irradiation. The disorder is pruritic, and results in thick, lichenified photodistributed plaques. It may develop in persons…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…lities may be employed, depending on the patient’s clinical state and local experience and custom: radiotherapy (local radiation therapy and total skin electron beam), immunotherapy, chemotherapy, monoclonal antibody therapy, retinoids, and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

…reported in association with herpes simplex infection, mycoplasma pneumonial infection, contact dermatitis, medications, and radiation. There is considerable controversy in the literature regarding the proper classification and terminology of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…lesions. Photochemotherapy (PUVA) Topical or oral administration of 8-methoxypsoralen (psoralen) and UVA (PUVA = psoralen + ultraviolet A). Moderate-to-severe psoriasis requires 20-30 treatments to achieve clearing. Shield the patient’s eyes,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Photoallergic Dermatitis and Phototoxic Dermatitis

An inflammatory process that results from either topical or systemic sensitization coupled with the effects of ultraviolet light. The lesions, all of which occur in photodistribution, are macules, papules, and blisters that resolve with crusts.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…alled bowenoid papulosis. Solar keratosis, Bowen’s disease, and bowenoid papulosis, as well as arsenical keratosis and radiation keratosis, are euphemisms for various types of superficial squamous cell carcinoma. Very episodically, neoplastic…

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