UVB phototherapy

UVB phototherapy

An artificial light treatment used for mild psoriasis. See Phototherapy.
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PUVA (psoralen and UVA) therapy, as well as UVB phototherapy have been successful at preventing flares in several studies.
The Psoria-Light is designated for use in targeted PUVA photochemistry and UVB phototherapy and is designed to treat certain skin conditions including psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, and leukoderma.
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.
Narrow-band UVB phototherapy combined with tacrolimus ointment in vitiligo: a review of 110 patients.
Kimball noted, has been put to rest by a new study showing that UVB phototherapy does not influence serum and red cell folate levels in psoriasis (J.
Patients were randomised to receive either home UVB phototherapy or hospital based phototherapy.
Launched VTRAC, an international lamp-based UVB phototherapy system
All patients in the study were on monotherapy with methotrexate, etanercept, adalimumab, ustekinumab, or narrow-band UVB phototherapy (NBUVB).
In the same article, home UVB phototherapy, a newer form of an established treatment, is shown to cost only $7,000 over the same 30 year time period with an equally effective profile yet with decades of safe use.