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308-nm Excimer Lamp for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: Clinical Trial on 16 Cases.
Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Jul; 58(4):326.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Alopecia areata (AA) is considered as a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder. The 308-nm excimer laser is thought to be capable of inducing T-cell apoptosis in vitro, suggesting that the 308-nm excimer lamp (not laser) might be effective for the treatment of AA. We examined the effectiveness of the 308-nm excimer lamp for treating AA.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

We treated 16 patients with single AA and multiple AA (MAA). The lesions were irradiated with a 308-nm excimer lamp at 2-week intervals.

RESULTS

Hair regrowth was observed in 14 patients. Among them, 10 patients showed more than 50% hair re-growth. Our results suggested that the 308-nm excimer lamp system is effective and safe for the treatment of single AA and MAA.

CONCLUSION

Our results suggest that the 308-nm excimer lamp is a good therapeutic alternative without serious side effect for treating AA.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23919022

Citation

Ohtsuki, Akiko, et al. "308-nm Excimer Lamp for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: Clinical Trial On 16 Cases." Indian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 58, no. 4, 2013, p. 326.
Ohtsuki A, Hasegawa T, Komiyama E, et al. 308-nm Excimer Lamp for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: Clinical Trial on 16 Cases. Indian J Dermatol. 2013;58(4):326.
Ohtsuki, A., Hasegawa, T., Komiyama, E., Takagi, A., Kawasaki, J., & Ikeda, S. (2013). 308-nm Excimer Lamp for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: Clinical Trial on 16 Cases. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 58(4), 326. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5154.113954
Ohtsuki A, et al. 308-nm Excimer Lamp for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: Clinical Trial On 16 Cases. Indian J Dermatol. 2013;58(4):326. PubMed PMID: 23919022.
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TY - JOUR T1 - 308-nm Excimer Lamp for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: Clinical Trial on 16 Cases. AU - Ohtsuki,Akiko, AU - Hasegawa,Toshio, AU - Komiyama,Etsuko, AU - Takagi,Atsushi, AU - Kawasaki,Junko, AU - Ikeda,Shigaku, PY - 2013/8/7/entrez PY - 2013/8/7/pubmed PY - 2013/8/7/medline KW - 308-nm excimer lamp KW - alopecia areata KW - treatment SP - 326 EP - 326 JF - Indian journal of dermatology JO - Indian J Dermatol VL - 58 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is considered as a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder. The 308-nm excimer laser is thought to be capable of inducing T-cell apoptosis in vitro, suggesting that the 308-nm excimer lamp (not laser) might be effective for the treatment of AA. We examined the effectiveness of the 308-nm excimer lamp for treating AA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We treated 16 patients with single AA and multiple AA (MAA). The lesions were irradiated with a 308-nm excimer lamp at 2-week intervals. RESULTS: Hair regrowth was observed in 14 patients. Among them, 10 patients showed more than 50% hair re-growth. Our results suggested that the 308-nm excimer lamp system is effective and safe for the treatment of single AA and MAA. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the 308-nm excimer lamp is a good therapeutic alternative without serious side effect for treating AA. SN - 1998-3611 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23919022/308_nm_Excimer_Lamp_for_the_Treatment_of_Alopecia_Areata:_Clinical_Trial_on_16_Cases_ L2 - http://www.e-ijd.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5154;year=2013;volume=58;issue=4;spage=326;epage=326;aulast=Ohtsuki DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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