Is phototherapy safe for HIV-Infected individuals?

Melanie L. Adams, Karen R. Houpt, Ponciano D Cruz

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Abstract

Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a high prevalence of UV radiation-responsive skin diseases including psoriasis, pruritus, eosinophilic folliculitis and eczemas. On the other hand, UV has been shown to suppress T cell-mediated immune responses and to induce activation and replication of HIV. These developments have prompted clinicians and investigators to question whether phototherapy is safe for HlV-infected individuals. We have reviewed these issues and hereby provide a summary and critique of relevant laboratory and clinical evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-237
Number of pages4
JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Volume64
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1996

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human immunodeficiency virus
Phototherapy
Viruses
HIV
Folliculitis
T-cells
Eczema
Pruritus
Psoriasis
Skin Diseases
Ultraviolet radiation
Skin
Chemical activation
Research Personnel
activation
Radiation
T-Lymphocytes
radiation

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics

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Is phototherapy safe for HIV-Infected individuals? / Adams, Melanie L.; Houpt, Karen R.; Cruz, Ponciano D.

In: Photochemistry and Photobiology, Vol. 64, No. 2, 08.1996, p. 234-237.

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Adams, Melanie L. ; Houpt, Karen R. ; Cruz, Ponciano D. / Is phototherapy safe for HIV-Infected individuals?. In: Photochemistry and Photobiology. 1996 ; Vol. 64, No. 2. pp. 234-237.
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