Clinical and genetic predictors of response to narrowband ultraviolet B for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis.

@article{Ryan2010ClinicalAG,
  title={Clinical and genetic predictors of response to narrowband ultraviolet B for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis.},
  author={C Ryan and Lindsay A. Renfro and Paul Collins and Brian Kirby and Sarah F Rogers},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={163 5},
  pages={1056-63}
}
BACKGROUND There is considerable variability in the number of exposures of narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) needed to clear psoriasis and in the duration of remission. OBJECTIVES We assessed clinical parameters as predictors of the number of exposures needed to clear psoriasis and of the duration of remission. The influence of genetic polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) on treatment response was also evaluated. METHODS This was a prospective study of 119 patients with chronic… CONTINUE READING