: treatment for psoriasis that involves the administration of psoralen to photosensitize the skin followed by exposure to UVA radiation
Clearing of psoriasis usually requires about 24 PUVA treatments, and remissions typically last from 3 to 6 months.Robert S. Stern, The New England Journal of Medicine

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psoralen ultraviolet A

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“PUVA.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/PUVA. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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