Phototherapy for psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a chronic genetically determined disease of a multifactorial nature associated with immune-mediated inflammation and characterized by a recurrent course with frequent associative damage to other organs and systems.

According to global recommendations, nowadays, despite the era of biologic therapy, phototherapy (PUVA and UVB) continues to occupy its important niche in the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis, due to the pathogenetically justified therapeutic effect, safety and low cost of procedures.

The review provides detailed data on the mechanism of action, the effectiveness of phototherapy; as well as potential biomarkers of psoriasis (calprotectin, lipocalin 2, resistin), which can enhance an accuracy assessment of the effectiveness of the treatment and, if necessary, its timely correction, which will allow faster achievement of the desired effect resulting in improvement of the quality of patients’ lives.

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Olga S. Yazkova

Central polyclinic

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9644-4778

MD, Cand. Sci. (Med.)

Russian Federation, Moscow

Ekaterina M. Anpilogova

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9478-5838
SPIN-code: 8499-0506
Russian Federation, Moscow


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