Narrowband Ultraviolet B Treatment in Skin Diseases Beyond Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Mycosis Fungoides


Seckin D., YILMAZ E.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.43, no.3, pp.83-88, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-88
  • Keywords: Narrowband ultraviolet B, phototherapy, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, POLYMORPHIC LIGHT ERUPTION, AIR-CONDITIONED PHOTOTHERAPY, CHRONIC ATOPIC-DERMATITIS, PITYRIASIS LICHENOIDES, UVB PHOTOTHERAPY, CHRONIC URTICARIA, PLANUS, ECZEMA, EXPERIENCE
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Narrowband ultraviolet B, with its nonspecific immunmodulatuar actions, is a potential treatment alternative in many skin diseases. Various studies have shown its effects in psoriasis and vitiligo, treatment protocols have been developed especially for psoriasis. Apart from these, narrowband ultraviolet B is used as first-line therapy in skin conditions that are common in clinical practice. However, its efficacies in such diseases are not very well-known. The effects of narrowband ultraviolet B in atopic dermatitis, pityriasis lichenoides, lichen planus, pruritus, chronic urticaria, symptomatic dermographism and polymorphic light eruption are discussed here in light of the literature data. (Turkderm 2009; 43: 83-8)