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Decreased phototherapy effectiveness on lower body

  • Author(s): Piccinin, Meghan A
  • Cline, Abigail
  • Feldman, Steven R
  • et al.

Although phototherapy is an effective treatment for many dermatological conditions on the face, trunk, and proximal extremities, a common issue plaguing whole-body phototherapy is its diminished efficacy on the legs. In this commentary, we elaborate on the factors underlying this phenomenon, as well as potential solutions to improve treatment success.

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