PUVA


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PUVAPsoralen Ultra-Violet A (Type)
PUVAPosterior Urethro-Vesical Angle
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Treatment of alopecia areata with three different PUVA modalities.
Now we are interested in getting to the bottom of this to find out what happened,' said Puva.
8-methoxypsoralen plus 8-methoxypsoralen plus ultraviolet A UVA photo chemotherapy therapy acts via inhibition of the (PUVA) IL-23/Th17 axis and induction of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells involving CTLA-4 signaling in a psoriasis-like skin disorder.
Options include narrow band UVB, broadband UVB and psoralen plus UVA (PUVA).
All patients were treated with one or more of the modalities, including topical corticosteroid therapy, topical nitrogen mustard, topical BCNU, radiotherapy, NB ultraviolet (UV) radiation therapy, psoralen plus UVA (PUVA) therapy, retinoid-PUVA therapy, interferon-PUVA therapy, interferon alpha-2a, and systemic mono-/polychemotherapy.
According to the guidelines for the treatment of psoriasis which are based on the 1997 review UVB should be tried first and if it proves to be ineffective it should be followed in order by PUVA methotrexate acitretin and finally cyclosporine.1314 In latest consensus guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis15 published in 2012 it was proposed that methotrexate may be used as a first-line systemic drug for plaque psoriasis and compared with cyclosporine has a more modest effect
Relieved to have a name for the condition, she then scoured the internet for a treatment and found PUVA, a combination of the drug Psoralen and ultraviolet light (UVA).
PUVA (psoralen and UVA) therapy, as well as UVB phototherapy have been successful at preventing flares in several studies.
Potent topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, keratolytic agents, topical dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), intralesional corticosteroids, PUVA and UVB phototherapy, systemic retinoids, low-dose cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine have been used for medical management of LA.7