Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for the treatment of steroid-refractory and steroid-dependent acute graft-versus-host disease of the skin.

@article{Feldstein2011NarrowbandUB,
  title={Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for the treatment of steroid-refractory and steroid-dependent acute graft-versus-host disease of the skin.},
  author={Jonathan V Feldstein and Javier Bola{\~n}os-Meade and Viki L Anders and Rachel Abuav},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={
          733-738
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) is a common complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. It is usually treated with high doses of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive agents. When cutaneous features are predominant, narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy may be an attractive option for its steroid-sparing effect. OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the clinical efficacy of NB-UVB in the treatment of steroid-refractory and steroid-dependent cutaneous aGvHD… CONTINUE READING