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Topical 8-methoxypsoralen enhances the therapeutic results of targeted narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for plaque-type psoriasis.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2008; 22(1):50-5JE

Abstract

Targeted broadband ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy as well as 308-nm excimer laser have been reported to significantly improve or clear localized psoriatic plaques within 5 to 10 treatments when medium fluences [i.e. 4-6 multiples of minimal erythema doses (MED)] were used. Our study was conducted to determine the effects of different concentrations of topical 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) cream when used in combination with targeted UV phototherapy with regard to number of treatments and cumulative UV doses to clear localized psoriasis. Ten evaluable patients with stable plaque-type psoriasis completed the study. Three different concentrations of 8-MOP creams (0.001%, 0.01% and 0.1%) were applied prior to irradiation with 4 MEDs of targeted narrowband UVB (NB-UVB), whereas 0.001% 8-MOP cream was used in conjunction with 5 J/cm(2) UVA. All irradiations took place once weekly for 12 weeks. Psoriasis severity index (PSI) score was used to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment. With area-under-the-curve analysis, 0.1% 8-MOP/NB-UVB was superior to other modalities in reducing the PSI scores. The number of treatments and cumulative NB-UVB doses necessary to achieve PSI-95, a 95% reduction in the scores, was also lower in the 0.1% 8-MOP/NB-UVB group, although the differences were not statistically significant. We conclude that topical 8-MOP cream enhances the therapeutic effects of targeted NB-UVB phototherapy without significantly increasing the short-term adverse effects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. pravit@adsl.loxinfo.com

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18181973

Citation

Asawanonda, P, et al. "Topical 8-methoxypsoralen Enhances the Therapeutic Results of Targeted Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy for Plaque-type Psoriasis." Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, vol. 22, no. 1, 2008, pp. 50-5.
Asawanonda P, Amornpinyokeit N, Nimnuan C. Topical 8-methoxypsoralen enhances the therapeutic results of targeted narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for plaque-type psoriasis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008;22(1):50-5.
Asawanonda, P., Amornpinyokeit, N., & Nimnuan, C. (2008). Topical 8-methoxypsoralen enhances the therapeutic results of targeted narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for plaque-type psoriasis. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 22(1), pp. 50-5. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3083.2007.02328.x.
Asawanonda P, Amornpinyokeit N, Nimnuan C. Topical 8-methoxypsoralen Enhances the Therapeutic Results of Targeted Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy for Plaque-type Psoriasis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008;22(1):50-5. PubMed PMID: 18181973.
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