alexa Uremic pruritus treated with ultraviolet light.


General Medicine: Open Access

Author(s): Schultz BC, Roenigk HH Jr

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Abstract This study evaluated the treatment of uremic pruritus with ultraviolet B light in patients with chronic renal failure and severe pruritus not attributed to other skin or internal disease. Eight of ten patients responded with complete relief of itching. Photoinactivation of a yet unidentified substance could explain the success of this treatment.
This article was published in JAMA and referenced in General Medicine: Open Access

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