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


SEÇKİN GENÇOSMANOĞLU D. , YILMAZ E.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, cilt.43, sa.3, ss.83-88, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-88

Özet

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)