Prospective, Randomized Study on the Efficacy and Safety of Local UV-Free Blue Light Treatment of Eczema

@article{Keemss2016ProspectiveRS,
  title={Prospective, Randomized Study on the Efficacy and Safety of Local UV-Free Blue Light Treatment of Eczema},
  author={K. Keemss and Stephanie Pfaff and M. Born and J. Liebmann and H. Merk and V. von Felbert},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={232},
  pages={496 - 502}
}
Background: Blue light was shown to reduce the activation of T cells and modulate cytokine release in vitro. Therefore, we investigated the efficacy of blue light in the treatment of eczema. Methods: A sample of 21 patients with mild to moderate eczema were locally treated with blue LED light (light-emitting diode, emission maximum: 453 nm). They received light treatment 3 times per week for 4 weeks. A contralateral control lesion remained untreated. Results: A total of 20 patients completed… Expand
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