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By AhmadHazem Takiddin Consultant dermatologist interested in psoriasis vitiligo phototherapy biologics cutaneous lymphomas
Thomas Herzinger, Mark Berneburg, Kamran Ghoreschi, Harald Gollnick, Erhard Hölzle, Herbert Hönigsmann, Percy Lehmann, Thorsten Peters, Martin Röcken, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Thomas Schwarz, Jan Simon, Adrian Tanew, Michael Weichenthal
Known in part since antiquity, the salutary effects of sunlight again garnered increasing attention in the second half of the 19(th) century. The development of a device for ultraviolet irradiation of cutaneous tuberculosis by Finnsen at the onset of the twentieth century truly marked the beginning of modern phototherapy. In dermatology, treatment methods almost exclusively use wavelengths below the visible light range (ultraviolet light). Since the early 1970s, increasingly powerful artificial light sources have become available for UVB and UVA therapy as well as the combination of UVA and photosensitizers (photochemotherapy)...
August 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
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