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Clinical Cases in Phototherapy


Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 13-31
  3. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 57-60
  4. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 65-67
  5. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 69-73
  6. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 75-76
  7. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 77-80
  8. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 81-86
  9. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 103-105
  10. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 107-112
  11. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 113-118
  12. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 119-121
  13. John Koo, Mio Nakamura
    Pages 123-127

About this book


This case book will be based on real life scenarios of patient cases which have been encountered over several decades in one of the largest phototherapy centers in the United States. To our knowledge, there has not been anything similar published to date. By presenting various cases and how to manage such cases, we aim to educate dermatology trainees and practicing dermatologist who are trying to familiarize themselves with phototherapy. A recent study has shown that many dermatologists do not know how to administer phototherapy, and most graduating residents do not have adequate teaching and experience with administering phototherapy during their residencies. Therefore, the hope is that this book will fill a critical gap in the field of dermatology.


Phototherapy Ultraviolet B PUVA Psoriasis Eczema pruritus dermatitis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Psoriasis Day Care Ctr, DermatologyUniv of California, San Francisco Psoriasis Day Care Ctr, DermatologySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.University of California San FranciscoPsoriasis and Skin Treatment Center University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

About the authors

Dr. John Koo is the former vice chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of California San Francisco. He is also the former director of the Psoriasis, Phototherapy, and Skin Treatment Center at UCSF, which is one of the largest phototherapy centers in the United States. Dr. Koo is an expert in the management of psoriasis with decades of experience in overseeing phototherapy for patients with psoriasis, as well as other photo-responsive skin conditions. He also oversees the Goeckerman program at UCSF. Dr. Koo has published various books on psoriasis treatments, including the series Mild to Moderate Psoriasis and Moderate to Severe Psoriasis, both of which include detailed chapters on phototherapy. Dr. Koo is known to be a key opinion leader and world expert in psoriasis.

Dr. Mio Nakamura is a psoriasis and clinical research fellow currently training under Dr. Koo. Dr. Nakamura currently assists in overseeing the phototherapy and Goeckerman units at UCSF. She is involved in clinical research for psoriasis, including a trial on a novel dosimetry protocol for Excimer laser.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Cases in Phototherapy
  • Authors John Koo
    Mio Nakamura
  • Series Title Clinical Cases in Dermatology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clin. Ca. Derm.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-51598-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-51599-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 200
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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