Therapy with orally administered methoxsalen and ultraviolet A radiation during childhood increases the risk of basal cell carcinoma. The PUVA Follow-up Study.
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A child was treated from age 18 months to 8 years with oral methoxsalen and ultraviolet A radiation (PUVA) for refractory psoriasis. Two basal cell cancers developed before age 21 years, suggesting that exposure to PUVA in childhood increases the risk of basal cell cancer.
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