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By Warwick L. Morison

With a better emphasis at the easy rules, sensible innovations, and economics of phototherapy, the 3rd version is still the normal resource at the UV remedy of dermis disease-presenting an extended variety of case reports, medical options, and remedy protocols for a transparent realizing of the current and destiny kingdom of phototherapy, photochemotherapy, and phototesting within the dermatologic enviornment.

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For example, the MED on the forearm can be twice the MED on the back and using such a reading for a treatment dose could result in marked erythema on the torso. The selection of exposure doses is based on the skin type of the individual, the aim being to use a range centered on the anticipated MED. Some examples of suitable doses for broadband and narrowband UVB are given in Table 1, but these doses should be used only as a guide until an individual set of doses is determined by the therapist.

24 Morison Figure 2 The energy/penetration profile of nonionizing radiation and human skin. Nonionizing Radiation and the Skin 25 Hemoglobin absorbs strongly in the blue and green regions, and therefore there is a relatively larger remittance of red radiation. MORPHOLOGIC RESPONSES TO RADIATION Erythema Erythema is a reflection of the vascular response to UV radiation and is often biphasic. Immediate erythema is a faint reddening of the skin, beginning shortly after the start of the exposure and fading within 30 min of the end of the exposure.

The molecule can react with another molecule as, for example, psoralen reacts with DNA, to form a monoadduct or cross-link. Alternatively, the energy can be transferred to another bystander molecule, which in turn can interact photochemically with a third molecule; a common example of this type of reaction is the formation of excited oxygen species that react with membrane proteins. When a photochemical reaction has occurred, a chain reaction begins involving damage to cells, release of mediators, and altered function of tissues to produce a given biologic response.

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