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Phototherapy in childhood.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 25(6):599-605.PD

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Little data exist about the efficacy of phototherapy in childhood dermatoses.

OBJECTIVE

To report our experience with pediatric patients treated with phototherapy.

METHODS

The study included children <or=17 years of age, who were treated in our phototherapy unit between 1985 and 2005. Data were retrospectively collected.

RESULTS

The study included 113 patients (50 boys, 63 girls) with a median of age of 13 years (range: 3-17 yrs). Narrow-band ultraviolet-B (34.6%), and ultraviolet-B (33.1%) were the most common treatments administered to the patients. Indications for phototherapy were psoriasis in 53.5%, vitiligo in 20.5%, pityriasis lichenoides in 14.2%, alopecia areata in 7.9%. Response was achieved in 92.9% of the psoriasis patients treated with narrow-band ultraviolet-B, in 83.3% treated with psoralen plus ultraviolet-A, and in 93.3% with ultraviolet-B. All the pityriasis lichenoides chronica patients who received narrow-band ultraviolet-B responded to the treatment and seven of nine treated with ultraviolet-B had a response. Response was achieved in 57% of the vitiligo patients treated with psoralen plus ultraviolet-A and in 50% of vitiligo patients treated with narrow-band ultraviolet-B. Of the 10 alopecia areata patients, two responded to psoralen plus ultraviolet-A. Among all the patients, erythema was the most common adverse effect.

CONCLUSION

Phototherapy is a well-tolerated treatment for childhood dermatoses, and is especially efficacious in psoriasis and pityriasis lichenoides chronica patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. sevans@hacettepe.edu.trNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19067863

Citation

Ersoy-Evans, Sibel, et al. "Phototherapy in Childhood." Pediatric Dermatology, vol. 25, no. 6, 2008, pp. 599-605.
Ersoy-Evans S, Altaykan A, Sahin S, et al. Phototherapy in childhood. Pediatr Dermatol. 2008;25(6):599-605.
Ersoy-Evans, S., Altaykan, A., Sahin, S., & Kölemen, F. (2008). Phototherapy in childhood. Pediatric Dermatology, 25(6), 599-605. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00773.x
Ersoy-Evans S, et al. Phototherapy in Childhood. Pediatr Dermatol. 2008 Nov-Dec;25(6):599-605. PubMed PMID: 19067863.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Phototherapy in childhood. AU - Ersoy-Evans,Sibel, AU - Altaykan,Asli, AU - Sahin,Sedef, AU - Kölemen,Fikret, PY - 2008/12/11/pubmed PY - 2009/4/7/medline PY - 2008/12/11/entrez SP - 599 EP - 605 JF - Pediatric dermatology JO - Pediatr Dermatol VL - 25 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: Little data exist about the efficacy of phototherapy in childhood dermatoses. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with pediatric patients treated with phototherapy. METHODS: The study included children <or=17 years of age, who were treated in our phototherapy unit between 1985 and 2005. Data were retrospectively collected. RESULTS: The study included 113 patients (50 boys, 63 girls) with a median of age of 13 years (range: 3-17 yrs). Narrow-band ultraviolet-B (34.6%), and ultraviolet-B (33.1%) were the most common treatments administered to the patients. Indications for phototherapy were psoriasis in 53.5%, vitiligo in 20.5%, pityriasis lichenoides in 14.2%, alopecia areata in 7.9%. Response was achieved in 92.9% of the psoriasis patients treated with narrow-band ultraviolet-B, in 83.3% treated with psoralen plus ultraviolet-A, and in 93.3% with ultraviolet-B. All the pityriasis lichenoides chronica patients who received narrow-band ultraviolet-B responded to the treatment and seven of nine treated with ultraviolet-B had a response. Response was achieved in 57% of the vitiligo patients treated with psoralen plus ultraviolet-A and in 50% of vitiligo patients treated with narrow-band ultraviolet-B. Of the 10 alopecia areata patients, two responded to psoralen plus ultraviolet-A. Among all the patients, erythema was the most common adverse effect. CONCLUSION: Phototherapy is a well-tolerated treatment for childhood dermatoses, and is especially efficacious in psoriasis and pityriasis lichenoides chronica patients. SN - 1525-1470 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19067863/Phototherapy_in_childhood_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00773.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -