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.
- PUVA therapy
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