Grenz ray therapy in the new millennium: Still a valid treatment option?

Jennifer A. Warner, Ponciano D Cruz

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Abstract

Grenz ray therapy has declined in the United States during the past several decades with respect to availability, use, and resident training. However, it remains a simple, affordable, and effective option for managing several refractory dermatoses, especially psoriasis, hand eczema, and allergic contact dermatitis. Though high-dose grenz irradiation has been associated with the development of nonmelanoma skin cancers, grenz ray therapy is considered a safe treatment modality when administered according to the guidelines recommended herein. We review the value of grenz irradiation in contemporary dermatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalDermatitis
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

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