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Focused UV-B narrowband microphototherapy (Biopsorin). A new treatment for plaque psoriasis.
Dermatol Ther. 2009 Jul-Aug; 22(4):383-5.DT

Abstract

Skin irradiation with ultraviolet light B (UV-B) and in particular the emission peak at 311 nm represents an effective therapeutic regimen for psoriasis. Excessive tanning, photoaging, and skin cancerization do occur mainly in subjects with skin phototype I to III. The possibility of developing skin cancer is parallel to the skin surface area under treatment and to the overall irradiation dose. We report here on a new focused phototherapy method releasing UV-B with a peak at 311 nm, which consists in the selective irradiation of single psoriatic patches with a new device equipped with a special optic fiber. The treatment is effective, safe and well tolerated. Psoriasis Area and Severity Index 75 is achieved in 64% of patients after 12 sessions of treatment. The Physician Global Assessment evaluation significantly improves in all treated patients.

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University Unit of Dermatology, University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy. tlotti@unifi.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19580582

Citation

Lotti, Torello, et al. "Focused UV-B Narrowband Microphototherapy (Biopsorin). a New Treatment for Plaque Psoriasis." Dermatologic Therapy, vol. 22, no. 4, 2009, pp. 383-5.
Lotti T, Tripo L, Grazzini M, et al. Focused UV-B narrowband microphototherapy (Biopsorin). A new treatment for plaque psoriasis. Dermatol Ther. 2009;22(4):383-5.
Lotti, T., Tripo, L., Grazzini, M., Krysenka, A., Buggiani, G., & De Giorgi, V. (2009). Focused UV-B narrowband microphototherapy (Biopsorin). A new treatment for plaque psoriasis. Dermatologic Therapy, 22(4), 383-5. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8019.2009.01250.x
Lotti T, et al. Focused UV-B Narrowband Microphototherapy (Biopsorin). a New Treatment for Plaque Psoriasis. Dermatol Ther. 2009 Jul-Aug;22(4):383-5. PubMed PMID: 19580582.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Focused UV-B narrowband microphototherapy (Biopsorin). A new treatment for plaque psoriasis. AU - Lotti,Torello, AU - Tripo,Lara, AU - Grazzini,Marta, AU - Krysenka,Alena, AU - Buggiani,Gionata, AU - De Giorgi,Vincenzo, PY - 2009/7/8/entrez PY - 2009/7/8/pubmed PY - 2009/9/17/medline SP - 383 EP - 5 JF - Dermatologic therapy JO - Dermatol Ther VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - Skin irradiation with ultraviolet light B (UV-B) and in particular the emission peak at 311 nm represents an effective therapeutic regimen for psoriasis. Excessive tanning, photoaging, and skin cancerization do occur mainly in subjects with skin phototype I to III. The possibility of developing skin cancer is parallel to the skin surface area under treatment and to the overall irradiation dose. We report here on a new focused phototherapy method releasing UV-B with a peak at 311 nm, which consists in the selective irradiation of single psoriatic patches with a new device equipped with a special optic fiber. The treatment is effective, safe and well tolerated. Psoriasis Area and Severity Index 75 is achieved in 64% of patients after 12 sessions of treatment. The Physician Global Assessment evaluation significantly improves in all treated patients. SN - 1529-8019 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19580582/Focused_UV_B_narrowband_microphototherapy__Biopsorin___A_new_treatment_for_plaque_psoriasis_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8019.2009.01250.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -