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Broadband targeted UVB phototherapy for localized vitiligo: a retrospective study.
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2009 Jun; 25(3):161-3.PP

Abstract

Phototherapy with ultraviolet B (UVB) or PUVA has been used in the treatment of vitiligo for many years. The aim of this study was to analyze retrospectively the efficacy and safety of targeted broadband UVB phototherapy in patients with localized vitiligo. Thirty-two patients (14 male, 18 female), aged 18-65 years, were treated with Daavlin T500x High Dose Targeted Phototherapy System. Patients were treated twice or thrice weekly, totaling 20 to 60 sessions. Out of 32 total patients, only four patients (12.5%) showed visible repigmentation. In two patients, repigmentation was more than 75%. Other two patients showed mild repigmentation (less than 25%). All the lesions responsive to treatment were facial lesions. Mild adverse events recorded in 3 of 32 patients. Although safety of targeted broadband UVB phototherapy in the treatment of localized vitiligo is good, its therapeutic effectiveness is limited and depends on the locations of vitiligo lesions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dermatology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey. aakar@gata.edu.trNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19438998

Citation

Akar, Ahmet, et al. "Broadband Targeted UVB Phototherapy for Localized Vitiligo: a Retrospective Study." Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, vol. 25, no. 3, 2009, pp. 161-3.
Akar A, Tunca M, Koc E, et al. Broadband targeted UVB phototherapy for localized vitiligo: a retrospective study. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2009;25(3):161-3.
Akar, A., Tunca, M., Koc, E., & Kurumlu, Z. (2009). Broadband targeted UVB phototherapy for localized vitiligo: a retrospective study. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 25(3), 161-3. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0781.2009.00426.x
Akar A, et al. Broadband Targeted UVB Phototherapy for Localized Vitiligo: a Retrospective Study. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2009;25(3):161-3. PubMed PMID: 19438998.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Broadband targeted UVB phototherapy for localized vitiligo: a retrospective study. AU - Akar,Ahmet, AU - Tunca,Mustafa, AU - Koc,Erol, AU - Kurumlu,Zafer, PY - 2009/5/15/entrez PY - 2009/5/15/pubmed PY - 2009/8/6/medline SP - 161 EP - 3 JF - Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine JO - Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed VL - 25 IS - 3 N2 - Phototherapy with ultraviolet B (UVB) or PUVA has been used in the treatment of vitiligo for many years. The aim of this study was to analyze retrospectively the efficacy and safety of targeted broadband UVB phototherapy in patients with localized vitiligo. Thirty-two patients (14 male, 18 female), aged 18-65 years, were treated with Daavlin T500x High Dose Targeted Phototherapy System. Patients were treated twice or thrice weekly, totaling 20 to 60 sessions. Out of 32 total patients, only four patients (12.5%) showed visible repigmentation. In two patients, repigmentation was more than 75%. Other two patients showed mild repigmentation (less than 25%). All the lesions responsive to treatment were facial lesions. Mild adverse events recorded in 3 of 32 patients. Although safety of targeted broadband UVB phototherapy in the treatment of localized vitiligo is good, its therapeutic effectiveness is limited and depends on the locations of vitiligo lesions. SN - 1600-0781 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19438998/Broadband_targeted_UVB_phototherapy_for_localized_vitiligo:_a_retrospective_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0781.2009.00426.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -