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Vol. 98. Issue 3.
Pages 164-170 (April 2007)
Vol. 98. Issue 3.
Pages 164-170 (April 2007)
Consensus document
DOI: 10.1016/S1578-2190(07)70420-1
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Consensus Document on Therapy With Bath Psoralen-UV-A
Documento de Consenso Sobre la Modalidad Terapéutica del Baño-Puva
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M.T. Rodríguez-Granadosa,??
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Correspondence: Servicio de Dermatología, Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra.
, J.M. Carrascosab, T. Gáratec, S. Gómez-Díezd, D. Guimaraens-Juantorenae
a Servicio de Dermatología, Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
b Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain
c Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
d Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Spain
e Secretaria-Coordinadora del Grupo Español de Fotobiología (GEF), Spain
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Abstract

Bath PUVA is a variant of phototherapy as efficacious as oral PUVA therapy that avoids many of the adverse effects associated to this treatment. Nevertheless, the special features and the specialized equipment required for its employment have limited its application in the dermatologic clinics of our country. Following the trend initiated after the publication of the consensus document on oral PUVA therapy and narrow band (NB) UVB therapy, the Spanish Photobiology Group from the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology has developed a therapeutic guideline for bath PUVA therapy based on the literature review and the experience of its members. The document aims to be a practical reference guide for those dermatological centres that include phototherapy among their services. It reviews the concept and indications of this type of treatment and proposes recommendations concerning therapeutic procedures, drug associations of interest and prophylaxis and management of adverse effects.

Key words:
phototherapy
PUVA
bath PUVA
ultraviolet
Resumen

El baño-PUVA se reconoce como una variante de fototerapia tan eficaz como la terapia PUVA oral, pero que permite evitar buena parte de los efectos adversos asociados a este tratamiento. Sin embargo, las particularidades de su empleo y la necesidad de utillaje especializado han limitado su uso en los centros dermatológicos de nuestro país. En continuidad con la línea iniciada tras la publicación del documento de consenso de la terapia PUVA oral y la terapia UVB de banda estrecha (BE), el Grupo Español de Fotobiología (GEF) de la Academia Española de Dermatología y Venereología (AEDV), ha llevado a cabo la elaboración, a través de la revisión de la literatura al respecto y la experiencia propia de sus miembros, de una guía terapéutica del baño-PUVA. El documento pretende ser una guía práctica de referencia para aquellos centros dermatológicos que incluyan la fototerapia entre sus prestaciones. En él se revisan el concepto y las indicaciones de esta forma de tratamiento y se proponen recomendaciones referidas a los procedimientos terapéuticos, las asociaciones farmacológicas de interés, la prevención y el manejo de los efectos secundarios.

Palabras clave:
fototerapia
PUVA
baño-PUVA
ultravioleta
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