Modern Aspects of Phototherapy for Atopic Dermatitis

  title={Modern Aspects of Phototherapy for Atopic Dermatitis},
  author={Sonja Alexandra Grundmann and Stefan Beissert},
  booktitle={Journal of allergy},
Phototherapy has still great importance in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, though costs, compliance, and long-term risks narrow its relevance. In spite of its long history, up to now, the therapeutic regimes are mostly empirical. Narrowband UVB und UVA1 are the most frequently applied regimens in atopic dermatitis with proven efficacy. However, even for these modalities randomized prospective and controlled studies are still pending. Advances in photoimmunology and molecular biology had… CONTINUE READING