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Eosinophilic folliculitis: Phototherapy

Posted Jul 15 2009 8:07pm

Eosinophilic folliculitis (EF) is a pruritic skin eruption consisting of follicular papules or pustules, predominantly located on the scalp, face, neck, and upper chest. Among various treatments is Photochemotherapy; tar and ultraviolet B (Goeckerman treatment) or petrolatum and ultraviolet B . It is generallya ccepted that hsi is a safe and effectvie treatment for his condition that compares well to other standard treatments.

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Herbert Hönigsmann, Craig A. Elmets and Jean Krutmann, Phototherapy and HIV Infection
Book Dermatological Phototherapy and Photodiagnostic Methods
Edition 2 Copyright 2009

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