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Genotoxic risk in children undergoing Goeckerman regimen
MedWire News: Use of the Goeckerman regimen to treat psoriasis in children may increase their risk of genotoxicity, warn researchers. The Goeckerman regimen combines dermal application of 2% crude coal tar with daily broadband ultraviolet B radiation. Children are often more sensitive than adults to chemical treatments, so Lenka Borska (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) and colleagues studied 42 children with psoriasis who were receiving Goeckerman regimen therapy.