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The Full Spectrum of Black Light Uses


A Wood UV lamp is useful in a wide variety of primary care settings.

A Wood UV lamp is useful in a wide variety of primary care settings. Seen in "black light," fungi appear bright yellow-green to pale green, Corynebacterium minutissimum looks coral red to pink, Pseudomonas aeruginosa appears as aqua-green to whitish green patches, and Malassezia furfur is golden yellow. A Wood lamp can also be used to evaluate pruritic papules for scabies and to check for abrasions and herpetic lesions of the cornea (after staining).

-Bruce Becker, MD
  Bloomsburg, Pa

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