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Tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream plus targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy for vitiligo: a preliminary randomized controlled study.
Photomed Laser Surg. 2010 Oct; 28(5):679-84.PL

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy plus topical tetrahydrocurcuminoid with that of targeted narrowband UVB monotherapy for induction of repigmentation in vitiligo.

BACKGROUND DATA

The 308-nm excimer laser and targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy have recently been shown to be effective in repigmenting vitiligo. Studies have suggested that the combination of the 308-nm excimer laser and various topical treatments is more effective than UV monotherapy in the treatment of vitiligo.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Ten subjects with focal or generalized vitiligo were enrolled in this study. Two similar lesions were treated with either targeted narrowband UVB plus topical tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream or targeted UVB alone. The UV treatments were carried out twice a week for 12 weeks. The degree of repigmentation, documented by monthly digital photography, was assessed by a blinded dermatologist.

RESULTS

On completion of the study, statistically significant repigmentation, compared with baseline, occurred in both treatment groups. The overall degree of repigmentation was slightly better in the combination group at 8 and 12 weeks (p = 0.078 and 0.158 respectively). Adverse effects were minor and well tolerated.

CONCLUSION

Targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy plus topical tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream was slightly more effective than targeted narrowband UVB monotherapy for vitiligo located in UV-sensitive areas. However, the differences in degrees of repigmentation did not reach statistically significant levels.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. pravit@adsl.loxinfo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20961233

Citation

Asawanonda, Pravit, and Siri-On Klahan. "Tetrahydrocurcuminoid Cream Plus Targeted Narrowband UVB Phototherapy for Vitiligo: a Preliminary Randomized Controlled Study." Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, vol. 28, no. 5, 2010, pp. 679-84.
Asawanonda P, Klahan SO. Tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream plus targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy for vitiligo: a preliminary randomized controlled study. Photomed Laser Surg. 2010;28(5):679-84.
Asawanonda, P., & Klahan, S. O. (2010). Tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream plus targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy for vitiligo: a preliminary randomized controlled study. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 28(5), 679-84. https://doi.org/10.1089/pho.2009.2637
Asawanonda P, Klahan SO. Tetrahydrocurcuminoid Cream Plus Targeted Narrowband UVB Phototherapy for Vitiligo: a Preliminary Randomized Controlled Study. Photomed Laser Surg. 2010;28(5):679-84. PubMed PMID: 20961233.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream plus targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy for vitiligo: a preliminary randomized controlled study. AU - Asawanonda,Pravit, AU - Klahan,Siri-On, PY - 2010/10/22/entrez PY - 2010/10/22/pubmed PY - 2011/2/11/medline SP - 679 EP - 84 JF - Photomedicine and laser surgery JO - Photomed Laser Surg VL - 28 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy plus topical tetrahydrocurcuminoid with that of targeted narrowband UVB monotherapy for induction of repigmentation in vitiligo. BACKGROUND DATA: The 308-nm excimer laser and targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy have recently been shown to be effective in repigmenting vitiligo. Studies have suggested that the combination of the 308-nm excimer laser and various topical treatments is more effective than UV monotherapy in the treatment of vitiligo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten subjects with focal or generalized vitiligo were enrolled in this study. Two similar lesions were treated with either targeted narrowband UVB plus topical tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream or targeted UVB alone. The UV treatments were carried out twice a week for 12 weeks. The degree of repigmentation, documented by monthly digital photography, was assessed by a blinded dermatologist. RESULTS: On completion of the study, statistically significant repigmentation, compared with baseline, occurred in both treatment groups. The overall degree of repigmentation was slightly better in the combination group at 8 and 12 weeks (p = 0.078 and 0.158 respectively). Adverse effects were minor and well tolerated. CONCLUSION: Targeted narrowband UVB phototherapy plus topical tetrahydrocurcuminoid cream was slightly more effective than targeted narrowband UVB monotherapy for vitiligo located in UV-sensitive areas. However, the differences in degrees of repigmentation did not reach statistically significant levels. SN - 1557-8550 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20961233/Tetrahydrocurcuminoid_cream_plus_targeted_narrowband_UVB_phototherapy_for_vitiligo:_a_preliminary_randomized_controlled_study_ L2 - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/pho.2009.2637?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -