Research Article

Influence of prophylactic photochemotherapy on incidence of relapse of psoriasis cleared initially with dithranol.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 288 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.288.6411.95 (Published 14 January 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;288:95
  1. J M Marks,
  2. C M Lawrence,
  3. M Corbett,
  4. P Coburn,
  5. S Parker,
  6. S Shuster

    Abstract

    Forty one patients whose psoriasis cleared with dithranol were given prophylatic photochemotherapy with psoralens and ultraviolet A once a week. With life table analysis the chance of remaining in remission for 16 months was shown to be 42% for these patients, compared with 13% for a group of patients who were not given prophylactic photochemotherapy.