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BATISTA ROMAGOSA, Maritza; SORIANO GONZALEZ, Blanca Inés  and  BERGUES CABRALES, Luis Enrique. Treatment of patients with vulgar psoriasis through electromagnetic field of extremely low frequency . MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.9, pp.1399-1407. ISSN 1029-3019.

A controlled and randomized clinical therapeutical assay in phase III was carried out in 52 patients with vulgar psoriasis, who were assisted in the Dermatology department of "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" Clinical Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, from 2005 to 2010 who were divided into 2 groups (26 members each): the active group which  was  conventionally treated with 20% cade ointment; and the experimental group, to which the extremely low frequency electromagnetic field was applied, with the objective of determining the effectiveness of this field in those affected during the periods of crisis and intercrisis.  The studied population was clinically characterized by means of a frequency analysis, while the hypothesis tests were used for the evaluation of proportions which null hypothesis were accepted with 5 % as maximum error.  In the series the used field was effective to treat the disorder during crisis and more effective than the cade ointment to prolong the intercrisis stage, without causing adverse reactions, so that it constituted a new alternative therapy that can be generalized in the dermatological services of the country, in order to improve the life quality of those who suffer that dermatosis.

Keywords : vulgar psoriasis; extremely low frequency electromagnetic field; cade ointment; dermatology department; secondary health care.

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