UVB phototherapy

UVB phototherapy

An artificial light treatment used for mild psoriasis. See Phototherapy.
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Narrowband UVB phototherapy combined with tacrolimus ointment in vitiligo: a review of 110 patients.
The patients of vitiligo who were advised narrow band UVB phototherapy were treated with gradually increasing dose of NBUVB in either whole body phototherapy unit or hand and foot phototherapy unit depending on the distribution of vitiligo lesions.
Narrowband UVB phototherapy for early-stage mycosis fungoides.
PUVA (psoralen and UVA) therapy, as well as UVB phototherapy have been successful at preventing flares in several studies.
Potent topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, keratolytic agents, topical dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), intralesional corticosteroids, PUVA and UVB phototherapy, systemic retinoids, low-dose cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine have been used for medical management of LA.
Light therapy for the condition can be as simple as exposure to sunlight, and progress to UVB phototherapy, narrowband UVB therapy, a combination treatment of UVB and coal tar, photochemotherapy or psoralen plus ultraviolet A, Excimer laser, pulsed dye laser and combination light therapy.
11 They concluded that PUVA was more effective treatment of psoriasis compared to narrow band UVB phototherapy.
Objectives: To compare the efficacy of twice weekly and thrice weekly narrow band UVB phototherapy in terms of Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) scoring in patients with Chronic Plaque Psoriasis (CPP) having skin type III - V.
This treatment applied in our institute consists of a balneotherapy with the medicinal water and, depending on the severity of the dermatological symptoms, a local non-steroidal ointment treatment (Dithranol) and a narrowband (311 nm) UVB phototherapy.
Treatment options, depending upon many factors, include corticosteroids, PUVA, Narrow-band UVB phototherapy, topical tacrolimus, laser treatments, skin grafting, transplantation of cultured melanocytes, and de-pigmentation.
al-Fouzan AS, Nanda A: UVB phototherapy in childhood psoriasis.