Efficacy, predictors of response, and long-term follow-up in patients with vitiligo treated with narrowband UVB phototherapy.

@article{Nicolaidou2007EfficacyPO,
  title={Efficacy, predictors of response, and long-term follow-up in patients with vitiligo treated with narrowband UVB phototherapy.},
  author={Electra Nicolaidou and Christina V. Antoniou and Alexander J. Stratigos and Christina Stefanaki and Andreas D Katsambas},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={
          274-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy is considered an accepted therapy for vitiligo. OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate the effectiveness of NB-UVB in patients with vitiligo, identify predictive factors of response, and assess the stability of NB-UVB-induced repigmentation. METHODS In all, 70 patients with vitiligo were treated twice weekly with NB-UVB. RESULTS Cosmetically acceptable (>75%) repigmentation was achieved in 34.4% of patients with lesions on the face and in 7.4% of… CONTINUE READING
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