Abstract:BackgroundTopical agents used in combination with phototherapy or photochemotherapy may
have both blocking or enhancing effects in ultraviolet rays.ObjectiveIn this in vivo study, the effects of topical petrolatum, basis cream,
glycerine, and olive oil on the transmission of ultraviolet A radiation were
investigated.MethodsA test was performed to determine the minimal phototoxic dose on 29
volunteers with only psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) and then the same
test was repeated with white petrolatum, basis c… Show more
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