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Mathematical model of laser PUVA psoriasis treatment
Author(s): Boris A. Medvedev; Valery V. Tuchin; Ilya V. Yaroslavsky
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Paper Abstract

In order to optimize laser PUVA psoriasis treatment we develop the mathematical model of the dynamics of cell processes within epidermis. We consider epidermis as a structure consisting of N cell monolayers. There are four kinds of cells that correspond to four epidermal strata. The different kinds of cells can exist within a given monolayer. We assume that the following cell processes take place: division, death and transition from one stratum to the following. Discrete transition of cells from stratum j to j + 1 approximates to real differentiation.

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Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1403, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.57370
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Boris A. Medvedev, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Ilya V. Yaroslavsky, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1403:
Laser Applications in Life Sciences

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