Psoriasis treatment at the Dead Sea: a natural selective ultraviolet phototherapy

Authors: Abels DJ (1) , Kattan-Byron J (1)
(1) Department of Dermatology, Soroka University Medical Center
Source: J Am Acad Dermatol. 1985 Apr;12(4):639-43
DOI: 10.1016/S0190-9622(85)70087-4 Publication date: 1985 Apr E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: © 1985 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Language: English Countries: Israel Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Dr. David J. Abels, 5 Nitza Blvd., Apartment 26, Netanya, Israel 42269.


Article abstract

A naturally filtered ultraviolet spectrum of sunlight along with other natural factors are utilized in the management of psoriasis at the Dead Sea area in Israel. In 110 patients with psoriasis, 85.5% achieved complete clearing or excellent improvement. These results compare favorably with other therapeutic regimens used today in the treatment of psoriasis. Since systemic medications are avoided, the potential risks may be considerably lessened. Therefore, this therapeutic modality may be considered in the management spectrum of psoriasis.

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