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A 308-nm monochromatic excimer light in the treatment of palmoplantar psoriasis.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2006; 20(5):523-6JE

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Various reports have shown the efficacy of narrow-band UVB (311-313 nm) and excimer laser (308 nm) in the treatment of psoriasis.

OBJECTIVE

To prove the efficacy of light produced by xenon-chloride excimer at 308 nm (monochromatic excimer light, MEL) in the treatment of palmoplantar psoriasis (PP).

METHODS

Fifty-four patients (29 male and 25 female) affected by PP were treated with MEL every 7-14 days. A mean number of 10 sessions was performed with an increase of the dose depending on patient's skin type and response.

RESULTS

All 54 patients completed the treatment. After 4 months of MEL we observed a complete remission in 31 patients, a partial remission in 13 patients, and a moderate improvement in 10 patients.

CONCLUSIONS

These results suggest that MEL can be considered as a valid therapeutic option for treatment of selected forms of PP.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16684278

Citation

Nisticò, S P., et al. "A 308-nm Monochromatic Excimer Light in the Treatment of Palmoplantar Psoriasis." Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, vol. 20, no. 5, 2006, pp. 523-6.
Nisticò SP, Saraceno R, Stefanescu S, et al. A 308-nm monochromatic excimer light in the treatment of palmoplantar psoriasis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2006;20(5):523-6.
Nisticò, S. P., Saraceno, R., Stefanescu, S., & Chimenti, S. (2006). A 308-nm monochromatic excimer light in the treatment of palmoplantar psoriasis. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 20(5), pp. 523-6.
Nisticò SP, et al. A 308-nm Monochromatic Excimer Light in the Treatment of Palmoplantar Psoriasis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2006;20(5):523-6. PubMed PMID: 16684278.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A 308-nm monochromatic excimer light in the treatment of palmoplantar psoriasis. AU - Nisticò,S P, AU - Saraceno,R, AU - Stefanescu,S, AU - Chimenti,S, PY - 2006/5/11/pubmed PY - 2006/10/27/medline PY - 2006/5/11/entrez SP - 523 EP - 6 JF - Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV JO - J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol VL - 20 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: Various reports have shown the efficacy of narrow-band UVB (311-313 nm) and excimer laser (308 nm) in the treatment of psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To prove the efficacy of light produced by xenon-chloride excimer at 308 nm (monochromatic excimer light, MEL) in the treatment of palmoplantar psoriasis (PP). METHODS: Fifty-four patients (29 male and 25 female) affected by PP were treated with MEL every 7-14 days. A mean number of 10 sessions was performed with an increase of the dose depending on patient's skin type and response. RESULTS: All 54 patients completed the treatment. After 4 months of MEL we observed a complete remission in 31 patients, a partial remission in 13 patients, and a moderate improvement in 10 patients. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that MEL can be considered as a valid therapeutic option for treatment of selected forms of PP. SN - 0926-9959 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16684278/A_308_nm_monochromatic_excimer_light_in_the_treatment_of_palmoplantar_psoriasis_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3083.2006.01503.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -