Phototherapy in the management of atopic dermatitis: a systematic review

  title={Phototherapy in the management of atopic dermatitis: a systematic review},
  author={Naga B. Meduri and Travis Vandergriff and H. Palle Rasmussen and Heidi Jacobe},
Background/purpose: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common and extremely burdensome skin disorder with limited therapeutic options. Ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy is a well tolerated, efficacious treatment for AD, but its use is limited by a lack of guidelines in the optimal choice of modality and dosing. Given this deficit, we aim to develop suggestions for the treatment of AD with phototherapy by systematically reviewing the current medical literature. 
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