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Treatment of moderate and severe adult chronic atopic dermatitis with narrow-band UVB and the combination of narrow-band UVB/UVA phototherapy.
Dermatol Ther. 2016 Jan-Feb; 29(1):19-23.DT

Abstract

The phototherapy is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of adult patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). The treatment of chronic forms of the disease is most often done with narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB). There also exist effective phototherapy options against the AD. The aim of this study was to asses if the combination of NB-UVB with UVA was more effective than the treatment with only NB-UVB against adult chronic AD. We carried out a prospective and observational study. Adult patients with chronic AD with more than 50% of the total body surface area affected (TBSA) were included. The affected TBSA was calculated using the so-called "rule of nines." Patients with a clearance rate >75% of the initial affected TBSA or complete clearance rate were considered as complete response (CR). An analogue scale from 0 to 10 was used to measure the improvement grade of the pruritus. The treatments were repeated three times a week. The initial doses of NB-UVB and UVA were determined by patient's phototype. The treatments were performed using a phototherapy booth (UV7002, Walmann, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany(®)) with TL01 and UVA fluorescent lamps. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS(®) (IBM, New York, NY) for Windows 21.0. A total of 26 patients with adult chronic AD were included in the study, 16 patients were treated with UVB-BE and 10 patients with the combined treatment option NB-UVB/UVA. The mean value of cumulative doses and the mean number of performed treatments were similar between both groups of patients (p > 0.05). The mean value of duration of response was significantly higher in the patients treated only with NB-UVB, 101 versus 6.8 months (p ≥ 0.05). No differences were observed for the patients that showed complete response (p = 0.42) and in the analogue scale of pruritus (p > 0.005). In our study, the patients treated with the combination of NB-UVB and UVA were similar to the patient that were only treated with NB-UVB e. Further prospective and controlled studies have to be performed in order to determine the dosing regimens of phototherapy in adult patients with AD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Zarzuela, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Zarzuela, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Zarzuela, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Zarzuela, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Zarzuela, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Zarzuela, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Observational Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26301893

Citation

Fernández-Guarino, Montserrat, et al. "Treatment of Moderate and Severe Adult Chronic Atopic Dermatitis With Narrow-band UVB and the Combination of Narrow-band UVB/UVA Phototherapy." Dermatologic Therapy, vol. 29, no. 1, 2016, pp. 19-23.
Fernández-Guarino M, Aboin-Gonzalez S, Barchino L, et al. Treatment of moderate and severe adult chronic atopic dermatitis with narrow-band UVB and the combination of narrow-band UVB/UVA phototherapy. Dermatol Ther. 2016;29(1):19-23.
Fernández-Guarino, M., Aboin-Gonzalez, S., Barchino, L., Velazquez, D., Arsuaga, C., & Lázaro, P. (2016). Treatment of moderate and severe adult chronic atopic dermatitis with narrow-band UVB and the combination of narrow-band UVB/UVA phototherapy. Dermatologic Therapy, 29(1), 19-23. https://doi.org/10.1111/dth.12273
Fernández-Guarino M, et al. Treatment of Moderate and Severe Adult Chronic Atopic Dermatitis With Narrow-band UVB and the Combination of Narrow-band UVB/UVA Phototherapy. Dermatol Ther. 2016 Jan-Feb;29(1):19-23. PubMed PMID: 26301893.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Treatment of moderate and severe adult chronic atopic dermatitis with narrow-band UVB and the combination of narrow-band UVB/UVA phototherapy. AU - Fernández-Guarino,Montserrat, AU - Aboin-Gonzalez,Sonsoles, AU - Barchino,Lucia, AU - Velazquez,Diana, AU - Arsuaga,Carmen, AU - Lázaro,Pablo, Y1 - 2015/08/24/ PY - 2015/8/25/entrez PY - 2015/8/25/pubmed PY - 2017/1/11/medline KW - atopic dermatitis KW - phototherapy KW - treatment SP - 19 EP - 23 JF - Dermatologic therapy JO - Dermatol Ther VL - 29 IS - 1 N2 - The phototherapy is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of adult patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). The treatment of chronic forms of the disease is most often done with narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB). There also exist effective phototherapy options against the AD. The aim of this study was to asses if the combination of NB-UVB with UVA was more effective than the treatment with only NB-UVB against adult chronic AD. We carried out a prospective and observational study. Adult patients with chronic AD with more than 50% of the total body surface area affected (TBSA) were included. The affected TBSA was calculated using the so-called "rule of nines." Patients with a clearance rate >75% of the initial affected TBSA or complete clearance rate were considered as complete response (CR). An analogue scale from 0 to 10 was used to measure the improvement grade of the pruritus. The treatments were repeated three times a week. The initial doses of NB-UVB and UVA were determined by patient's phototype. The treatments were performed using a phototherapy booth (UV7002, Walmann, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany(®)) with TL01 and UVA fluorescent lamps. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS(®) (IBM, New York, NY) for Windows 21.0. A total of 26 patients with adult chronic AD were included in the study, 16 patients were treated with UVB-BE and 10 patients with the combined treatment option NB-UVB/UVA. The mean value of cumulative doses and the mean number of performed treatments were similar between both groups of patients (p > 0.05). The mean value of duration of response was significantly higher in the patients treated only with NB-UVB, 101 versus 6.8 months (p ≥ 0.05). No differences were observed for the patients that showed complete response (p = 0.42) and in the analogue scale of pruritus (p > 0.005). In our study, the patients treated with the combination of NB-UVB and UVA were similar to the patient that were only treated with NB-UVB e. Further prospective and controlled studies have to be performed in order to determine the dosing regimens of phototherapy in adult patients with AD. SN - 1529-8019 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26301893/Treatment_of_moderate_and_severe_adult_chronic_atopic_dermatitis_with_narrow_band_UVB_and_the_combination_of_narrow_band_UVB/UVA_phototherapy_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/dth.12273 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -