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PUVA

noun \ ˌpē-(ˌ)yü-(ˌ)vē-ˈā \

medical Definition of PUVA

: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. SternThe New England Journal of Medicine16 Aug. 2007

Origin and Etymology of puva

psoralen ultraviolet A


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