Keratoacanthoma in vitiligo lesion after UVB narrowband phototherapy

Valeria Brazzelli, T. Barbagallo, F. Prestinari, C. Vassallo, M. Agozzino, F. Vailati, M. Cespa, G. Borroni

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The treatment of vitiligo is still a challenge. Among various therapeutic modalities, phototherapy with UVB narrowband (UVB-NB) is presently considered a treatment of choice for this skin disease. The exact skin cancer risk deriving from UVB-NB is a serious concern to be determined. We report a case of keratoacanthoma developed in the vitiligo area during a prolonged course of UVB-NB therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalPhotodermatology Photoimmunology and Photomedicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Photocarcinogenic risk
  • UVB-narrowband therapy
  • Vitiligo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Immunology


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