A randomized comparison of methods of selecting narrowband UV-B starting dose to treat chronic psoriasis.

@article{Dawe2011ARC,
  title={A randomized comparison of methods of selecting narrowband UV-B starting dose to treat chronic psoriasis.},
  author={Robert Dawe and Heather M Cameron and Susan Yule and Sally Helen Ibbotson and Harry H Moseley and James Ferguson},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={147 2},
  pages={168-74}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare narrowband UV-B (TL-01 lamp) phototherapy for psoriasis with individual patient starting doses based on minimal erythemal dose (MED) determination vs a standard fixed starting dose and to compare the efficacy of 70% of MED vs 50% of MED starting dose regimens. DESIGN Single-center, randomized, double-blind, clinical trial. SETTING Department of Dermatology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland. PATIENTS A total of 210 adult patients (207 of skin… CONTINUE READING