Phototherapy for vitiligo, what's new?

Andrea Paro Vidolin, Caterina Aurizi, Giovanni Leone

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Abstract

Vitiligo is a disorder characterized by the development of depigmented macules and patches. Existing treatments include topical and systemic immunosuppressants, topical Vitamin D analogues in monotherapy or in association with phototherapy, phototherapy and surgical techniques, which together may serve to halt disease progression, stabilize depigmented lesions, and encourage repigmentation. Narrow-band UVB (NBUVB 310-315 nm) radiation is now considered as the "gold standard" for the treatment of diffuse vitiligo. This article provides a brief overview of the different phototherapy based treatments in vitiligo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-488
Number of pages15
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume152
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Phototherapy
  • PUVA therapy
  • Vitiligo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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