Which medications in the drug class Psoralens are used in the treatment of Pityriasis Lichenoides?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Jeffrey P Callen, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Psoralens

Tricyclic furocoumarins, when combined with UV radiation, produce DNA photoproducts resulting in suppression of both DNA synthesis and cell division.

Methoxsalen (Oxsoralen-Ultra, 8-MOP)

Methoxsalen inhibits mitosis by binding covalently to pyrimidine bases in DNA when photoactivated by UV-A.


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