Treatment of atopic dermatitis with the xenon chloride excimer laser

  title={Treatment of atopic dermatitis with the xenon chloride excimer laser},
  author={Eszter Balt{\'a}s and Z R Csoma and L Bodai and Ferenc Ign{\'a}cz and Attila Dobozy and Lajos V. Kem{\'e}ny},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
Background  Narrow‐band ultraviolet B phototherapy is an effictive and safe treatment for atopic dermatitis. We have previously found that the 308 nm xenon chloride excimer laser was more effective than the narrow‐band ultraviolet B light for the treatment of psoriasis, suggesting that ultraviolet B laser might offer advantages over narrow‐band ultraviolet B. 
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