Dermatol Online J 2016 May 15;22(5). Epub 2016 May 15.
Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul.
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 Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2006 May;20(5):542-7
Phototherapy Unit, Department of Dermatology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Background: Pityriasis lichenoides comprises a clinical and pathological spectrum of disorders. So far no highly effective treatment has been reported. Previous small studies have suggested that ultraviolet B (UVB) is a good alternative. 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
Rev Chil Pediatr 2015 Mar-Apr;86(2):121-5
Residente de Dermatología, P. Universidad Católica de Chile.
Introduction: Pityriasis lichenoides is a benign inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. There are two types of this condition: an acute form (PLEVA = pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta) and a chronic one (PLC = pityriasis lichenoid chronica). Both are more common in children and young adults. Read More