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What are the types of ultraviolet B therapy for moderate to severe psoriasis?

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Types of ultraviolet B (UVB) therapy:

  • Broadband UVB therapy -- releases a wide band of ultraviolet light
  • Narrow-band UVB therapy -- releases a narrow band of ultraviolet light to target small areas of the skin
  • Goeckerman therapy -- you apply coal tar to the skin before being exposed to UVB light (this is infrequently used and only available at a few centers)

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." National Psoriasis Foundation.




Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." National Psoriasis Foundation.




Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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