British Association of Dermatologists and British Photodermatology Group Guidelines for the Safe and Effective Use of Psoralen–Ultraviolet A Therapy 2015

T.C. Ling; T.H. Clayton; J. Crawley; L.S. Exton; V. Goulden; S. Ibbotson; K. McKenna; M.F. Mohd Mustapa; L.E. Rhodes; R. Sarkany; R.S. Dawe


The British Journal of Dermatology. 2016;174(1):24-55. 

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Purpose and Scope

The overall objective of the guideline is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the use of psoralen–ultraviolet A (PUVA) photochemotherapy. The document aims to update and expand on the previous guidelines by (i) offering an appraisal of all relevant literature since 1990, focusing on any key developments; (ii) addressing important, practical clinical questions relating to the primary guideline objective; (iii) providing guideline recommendations and, where appropriate, with some health economic implications; and (iv) discussing potential developments and future directions.

The guideline is presented as a detailed review with highlighted recommendations for practical use in the clinic (see section 15.0), in addition to the production of a patient information leaflet [available on the British Association of Dermatologists' (BAD) website,].