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Ann Rheum Dis. Mar 2005; 64(Suppl 2): ii83–ii86.
PMCID: PMC1766882
Psoriasis treatment: traditional therapy
M Lebwohl, P Ting, and J Koo
Even before the recent development of biological agents, a long list of effective treatments has been available for patients with psoriasis. Topical therapies such as corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues, and retinoids are used for localised disease. Phototherapy including broadband ultraviolet B (UVB), narrowband UVB, PUVA, and climatotherapy are effective for more extensive disease. Systemic therapies such as methotrexate, retinoids, and ciclosporin are effective for patients with refractory or extensive cutaneous disease.
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