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Ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) phototherapy was first developed in the 1980s. Its use started in the UK in Dundee in 1996. It is not available in most centres despite being useful for some of the sclerosing/fibrosing conditions and granulomatous conditions. Where available, for some individuals, it can be very helpful for other indications such as atopic eczema. A concern is that sufficient exposures might increase the risk of skin cancer. Itt has been shown to produce cyclobutane-pyrimidine dimers in humans, and so has the potential to be carcinogenic.
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Name: The British journal of dermatology
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The functions of the skin in the human and animal body. It includes the pigmentation of the skin.
The grafting of skin in humans or animals from one site to another to replace a lost portion of the body surface skin.
A diffuse, non-pitting induration of the skin of unknown etiology that occurs most commonly in association with diabetes mellitus, predominantly in females. It typically begins on the face or head and spreads to other areas of the body, sometimes involving noncutaneous tissues. Often it is preceded by any of various infections, notably staphylococcal infections. The condition resolves spontaneously, usually within two years of onset. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
The measurement of subcutaneous fat located directly beneath the skin by grasping a fold of skin and subcutaneous fat between the thumb and forefinger and pulling it away from the underlying muscle tissue. The thickness of the double layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue is then read with a caliper. The five most frequently measured sites are the upper arm, below the scapula, above the hip bone, the abdomen, and the thigh. Its application is the determination of relative fatness, of changes in physical conditioning programs, and of the percentage of body fat in desirable body weight. (From McArdle, et al., Exercise Physiology, 2d ed, p496-8)
A form of lupus erythematosus in which the skin may be the only organ involved or in which skin involvement precedes the spread into other body systems. It has been classified into three forms - acute (= LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC with skin lesions), subacute, and chronic (= LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, DISCOID).
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