Monochromatic excimer light 308 nm in the treatment of vitiligo: a pilot study.

@article{Leone2003MonochromaticEL,
  title={Monochromatic excimer light 308 nm in the treatment of vitiligo: a pilot study.},
  author={Giovanni Leone and Paolo Iacovelli and Andrea Paro Vidolin and Mauro Picardo},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={531-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy and safety of monochromatic excimer light (MEL) on 37 vitiligo patients referred to our clinic. METHODS In a pilot study, 37 patients (17 males, 20 females) with acrofacial (n=21), focal (n=11), segmental (n=1), and generalized (n=4) vitiligo were treated twice weekly with MEL for a maximum period of 6 months. RESULTS Thirty-five patients (95%) showed signs of repigmentation within the first eight treatments. The treatment resulted in good repigmentation in… CONTINUE READING
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