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Therapeutic Areas: Dermatology | Rheumatology | Family Medicine
Disease Category: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Disorders
Location: United States, NY
Mechanism of Action of Narrowband UVB Phototherapy in the Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris
Although this light therapy has been used for many years to treat psoriasis, we still don’t know exactly how it works. This study could help us to understand the way this light therapy works when used to treat patients with psoriasis.
In this study, people with psoriasis will be treated with a particular type of ultraviolet light therapy, called NB-UVB. In this consent, this treatment will be called "light" Patients will be treated at The Rockefeller University Outpatient Department three times a week for up to 12 weeks. Skin samples and blood will be taken to study how this light treatment works.
Patient Inclusion Criteria:
- Age 18 or older
- Generally in good health
- History of chronic plaque psoriasis for at least 6 months
- 10% of body surface area is affected
Patient Exclusion Criteria:
- Poorly controlled medical conditions
- Guttate, erythrodermic, or pustular psoriasis as sole or predominant form of psoriasis
The Rockefeller University Hospital
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
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