Discrepant levels of vascular endothelial growth factor in psoriasis patients treated with PUVA, Re-PUVA and narrow-band UVB


Akman A., Dicle O., Yılmaz F., Coşkun M., Yılmaz E.

PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE, vol.24, no.3, pp.123-127, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2008.00349.x
  • Journal Name: PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-127
  • Keywords: NB-UVB, psoriasis, PUVA, Re-PUVA, VEGF, SUPPRESSES TUMOR-GROWTH, CUTANEOUS ANGIOGENESIS, INHIBITS ANGIOGENESIS, IN-VITRO, PSORALEN, THERAPY, CELLS, LIGHT
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Previous reports showed that serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are increased in patients with psoriasis. However, to our knowledge, no studies have evaluated the effects of PUVA, Re-PUVA and narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB) treatments on serum levels of VEGF in patients with psoriasis.