Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2008 Jun;24(3):128-33
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.
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J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2006 May;20(5):573-7
Department of Dermatology, Uludag University Faculty of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey.
Background: Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy has been shown to be effective for the treatment of various dermatoses.
Objective: To analyze the effects of NB-UVB phototherapy for small plaque parapsoriasis (SPP).
Methods: The response of 45 patients (24 females, 21 males, age range 20-58 years) with histologically confirmed SPP were assessed. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 2002 Sep;47(3):410-4
Department of Dermatology, Azienda Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
Background: Ultraviolet A1 (340-400 nm) was found to be effective in the treatment of cutaneous T-cell-mediated diseases.
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to assess the efficacy of UVA1 phototherapy for pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) and pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC).
Methods: Eight patients (3 with PLEVA and 5 with PLC) received 60 J/cm(2) UVA1 daily until remission. Read More
J Dermatolog Treat 2009 ;20(2):109-13
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
Background: Current knowledge about the efficacy of narrowband UVB therapy for the treatment of pityriasis lichenoides is limited.
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of narrowband UVB therapy for the treatment of pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC).
Methods: Data were retrospectively collected following a review of patient phototherapy and medical charts, and telephone interviews were performed for follow-up information. Read More
Cutan Ocul Toxicol 2013 Jun 13;32(2):124-7. Epub 2012 Sep 13.
Hospital de Curry Cabral, Dermatology and Venereology Department, Lisbon, Portugal.
Pityriasis lichenoides is a benign disease that includes a continuous spectrum with two polar ends: pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) and pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC). Although its benign and self-limited character, treatment is required, both for itch relief and for cosmetic issues. The present study is a retrospective analysis of 13 patients (11 PLC and 2 PLEVA) treated in our institution with psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) or ultraviolet A combined with ultraviolet B (UVA/UVB) during the period 1998-2011. Read More