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Chapter-09 Update on Photo (Chemo) Therapy in Childhood Dermatoses

BOOK TITLE: Pediatric Dermatology

Author
1. Dogra Sunil
2. De Dipankar
ISBN
9789350252666
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11214_9
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
16
Author Affiliations
1. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, sundogra@hotmail.com, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chandigarh, India, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, e-mail: chhinu75@yahoo.co.in, Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, dr_dipankar_de@yahoo.in, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, dr_dipankar_de@yahoo.in
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This chapter provides detail description of Update on photo (chemo) therapy in childhood dermatoses. Evaluation of phototherapy, ultraviolet spectrum and types of phototherapy, mechanism of action of phototherapy, complications of phototherapy, impediments of use of phototherapy in children, phototherapy in children: published literature and the present and future of phototherapy in children are described in detail. 3 tables are included to highlight types of phototherapy and major studies on use of phototherapy. 60 references are included at the end of the chapter to facilitate further reading.

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