This is a step-by-step manual of protocols for ultraviolet light therapy in the dermatologist's office. It provides technical information for UVB, PUVA, outpatient daycare, RePUVA, UVA/UVB combination, hand and foot therapy, scalp treatments, and hydrotherapy. It contains examples of patient education handouts, consent forms, laboratory flow sheets, forms for insurance companies, tools for the quantitative measurement of psoriasis severity, and more.
Patient Instructions and Protocols. Psoriasis. Vitiligo. Atopic Dermatitis. Pruritus. Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL). Scleroderma/Morphea. Other Selected Phototherapy Responsive Dermatologic Diseases. Patient Consent Forms. Ultraviolet B (UVB). Narrow Band UVB (NBUVB). Systemic Psoralen Plus Ultraviolet A (PUVA). Scalp Treatments. Home Ultraviolet B therapy. Patient Educational Handouts. UVB (both UVB and NBUVB). PUVA. Topical PUVA. Goeckerman Treatment. Ingram Treatment. Treatment Management Forms. Physician's Orders. Phototherapy Treatment Record. Ophthalmology Exam Record. Self Administered Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI). Physician Scoring of PASI. Flow Sheets. Appendices. Skin types. Procedure for Determination of the MED for UVB. Procedure for Determination of the MED for NBUVB. Differential Diagnosis. Some Agents that May Cause Photosensitivity. Equipment Manufacturers. Letter for Home Phototherapy. Suggested Reading List.