1992
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.128.8.1129
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The rule of hand: 4 hand areas = 2 FTU = 1 g

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“…These methods were used in previous studies, 13,14 facilitated by the rule of hand 15 for calculating treatment use.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…These methods were used in previous studies, 13,14 facilitated by the rule of hand 15 for calculating treatment use.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…15 This was then used to calculate the number of fingertip units (FTUs) that should be used by the patient (1 FTU = 0.5 g = 2% of surface area). 28 The patients had been instructed how to use the FTUs to manage treatment application.…”
Section: Topical Treatmentmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Además, para evaluar la gravedad de la enfermedad existen diferentes formas, una de las más habituales es medir el porcentaje de la Superficie Corporal Afectada (SCA) que se utiliza para cuantificar la gravedad (extensión) de la psoriasis y para ello se utiliza como referencia la palma de la mano, los dedos y el pulgar para valorar el nivel de afectación de la piel que presenta psoriasis, lo que representa más o menos 1% de la superficie del cuerpo y que según el grado de afectación se divide la psoriasis en tres tipos (véase Tabla 4) 27,28 . Esta herramienta de diagnóstico rápido permite al clínico identificar la gravedad de la enfermedad, siendo la fiabilidad interanalista variable y la fiabilidad intraobservador excelente.…”
Section: Diagnósticounclassified
“…29 In general, UV light works by decreasing keratinocyte proliferation and has anti- Severe Ͼ10 Systemic *To determine a patient's body surface area (BSA) of plaque involvement, the doctor would use the patient's own palmar handprint as a guide while they perform their examination. The surface area for each handprint is equal to 0.8% of the total BSA for men, 21 0.7% for women, and 0.94% for children.…”
Section: Ultraviolet Light (Sort Criteria Recommendation B Level Of mentioning
confidence: 99%