What are the AAD-NPF guidelines on psoralen plus ultraviolet light A (PUVA) phototherapy in the treatment of nail psoriasis?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Cindy Li, DO; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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In the treatment of localized plaque psoriasis in adults, particularly those with palmoplantar psoriasis or palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, topical phototherapy with PUVA is deemed superior to NB-UVB 311- to 313-nm light.

A recommended treatment for psoriasis in adults is oral PUVA.

A recommended treatment for moderate-to-severe psoriasis in adults is bath PUVA.


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