352 pages | 36 B/W Illus.
With a greater emphasis on the basic principles, practical recommendations, and economics of phototherapy, the Third Edition remains the standard source on the UV treatment of skin disease-presenting an expanded number of case studies, clinical solutions, and treatment protocols for a clear understanding of the present and future state of phototherapy, photochemotherapy, and phototesting in the dermatologic arena.
Basic Principles of Photobiology. Electromagnetic Radiation. Light Sources. Effect of Light on Normal Skin. Effect of Light on Other Organs. Phototesting. Management of Psoriasis Vulgaris. The Therapies Available. Phototherapy or Photochemotherapy. PUVA Therapy. Narrowband Phototherapy. Broadband Phototherapy. Other Forms of Phototherapy. Laser Treatment of Psoriasis. Therapy of Other Diseases. Psoriasis Variants. Mycosis Fungoides. Eczema. Vitiligo. Photodermatoses. Miscellaneous Diseases. Problem Cases. Photodynamic Therapy. Creating a Facility. Operating a Facility