Using a monochromator the action spectrum for ultraviolet phototherapy of psoriasis was determined for radiation between 254 and 313 nm and compared to the action spectrum for erythema of uninvolved adjacent skin. M.J. LeVine, H.A.D. White, J.A. Parrish. Citing articles (1). 13. Narrow Band UVB is effective for psoriasis treatment and vitiligo treatments. 1 PARRISH JA, JAENICKE KF (1981) Action Spectrum for phototherapy of psoriasis. J. A. Parrish and K. F. Jaenicke, Action spectrum for phototherapy of psoriasis, J.
In 1896, modern phototherapy began with Niels Finsen, the father of modern UV therapy. The first oral use of 8-MOP to treat psoriasis was reported in 1967 at the 21st American Academy of Dermatology Meeting (Allyn, 1962). Parrish and Jaenicke (1981) defined the action spectrum for psoriasis with a peak at 313 nm. Lancet 1: 853857. Parrish JA, Jaenicke KF (1981) Action spectrum for phototherapy of psoriasis. 39 Parrish, J.A.; Jaenicke, K.F.: Action spectrum of phototherapy of psoriasis. J. PARRISH JA, JAENICKE KF (1981) Action Spectrum for phototherapy of psoriasis.