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What is psoralen and UVA light therapy?

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Psoralen and UVA light therapy (PUVA) is a combination treatment that involves taking medication called psoralen, which makes your skin more sensitive to light, before a brief exposure to ultraviolet A (UVA) rays.

From: Psoriasis Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

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WebMD Medical Reference: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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WebMD Medical Reference: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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