[Natural physical factors of the Kuban' Black Sea coastal area in the rehabilitative treatment of children with psoriasis and concomitant ophthalmoherpes].

The primary objective of this study was to optimize the process of remedial treatment at health reports of Sochi, Gelendzhik, and Anapa by introducing sun, air, and sea water baths in the system of sanatorium-and-spa treatment of the children with various nosologic forms of psoriasis and concomitant ophthalmoherpes that necessitated keratoplastic surgery. The study included children at the age of 7-13 years with plaque and nummular psoriasis vulgaris who received rehabilitative treatment after keratoplasty for ophthalmoherpes. The children were randomly allocated to two groups. One comprised patients based at the specialized children's sanatoria "Yunost", "Vulan", and "Bimlyuk" (Roszdrav) (group 1, n = 278). Patients of the control group were given conventional treatment in municipal outpatient settings in compliance with the existing standards (group 2, n = 278). The study showed a 2.39-fold decrease of the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) in the children of group 1 compared with its 1.38-fold decrease in group 2. It is concluded that a combination of natural physical factors of the Kuban' Black Sea coastal area has highly beneficial effect on the outcome of postoperative treatment of children with plaque and nummular psoriasis vulgaris and concomitant ophthalmoherpes responsible for corneal ulceration that requires corrective keratoplastic surgery.
AuthorsO A Katkhanova, S N Sakhnov
JournalVoprosy kurortologii, fizioterapii, i lechebnoi╠ć fizicheskoi╠ć kultury (Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult) 2009 Mar-Apr Issue 2 Pg. 36-8 ISSN: 0042-8787 [Print] Russia (Federation)
PMID19517601 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial)
  • Adolescent
  • Balneology
  • Child
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Humans
  • Keratitis, Herpetic (complications, rehabilitation, therapy)
  • Psoriasis (complications, rehabilitation, therapy)
  • Russia

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