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[Thermo-sodium phototherapy of psoriasis vulgaris].

Ständer M. Fortschr Med. 1983.

Abstract

Report on the treatment of psoriasis in saturated sodium chloride water from a natural source followed by irradiation with ultraviolet UV-A- and UV-B-lights, similar to the treatment at the Dead Sea. Approximately 5335 patients were treated in this manner since 1977. Over 80% of all cases were cleared within 4-6 weeks, whereas 72% of cases with psoriasis-arthritis were improved. This treatment does not influence the rate of relapses. The possible effects on the skin of 27% saturated sodium chloride water is described in detail.

PMID

6873846 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Article in German.
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