PUVASOL therapy in alopecia areata
P K Sharma
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Sharma P K, Jain R K, Sharma A K. PUVASOL therapy in alopecia areata. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:301-303
AbstractThirty two patients having alopecia areata of less than two months duration were inducted into the study. This included 20 males and 12 females. Of the 28 cases who completed the study, 20 (71.42%) showed complete hair regrowth in 14 weeks, out of which 16 (57.14%) had it in 10 weeks and 4 (14.28%) in 14 weeks, 8 methoxy - psoralen (0.75% solution) was applied half an hour prior to the exposure to sunlight, for 30 seconds which was gradually increased to 2 minutes. The procedure was repeated daily. No side effects were observed during the trial.