Local narrowband UVB phototherapy vs. local PUVA in the treatment of chronic hand eczema


Sezer E., Etikan I.

PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE, vol.23, no.1, pp.10-14, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2007.00258.x
  • Journal Name: PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-14
  • Keywords: hand eczema, local PUVA, narrowband UVB, treatment, ULTRAVIOLET-B PHOTOTHERAPY, TOPICAL PUVA, PSORIASIS, IRRADIATION, THERAPY, BATH, SKIN, DERMATOSES, EXPRESSION, DERMATITIS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Hand eczema is a chronic skin disorder characterized by a poor response to conventional therapies. Although local PUVA has been proven to be effective in the treatment of chronic hand eczema, little is known about the efficacy and safety of local narrowband UVB (TL-01) for this condition. The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy and safety of local narrowband UVB phototherapy with paint-PUVA in patients with chronic hand eczema of dry and dyshidrotic types unresponsive to conventional therapies.