Fototerapia con apparecchiature «Ratokderm» per il trattamento della psoriasi: Risultati preliminari

Translated title of the contribution: Phototherapy with "Ratokderm" system for treatment of psoriasis. Preliminary results

L. Bianchi, R. Soda, G. Marulli, F. Palamara, S. Chimenti

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Abstract

Background. The effectiveness of Deus 2000 RK, technical instrument for selective UVB phototherapy, on stable plaque psoriasis was evaluated. Methods. 20 patients (13 males and 7 females) aged between 29 and 69 (mean age 50 years), affected by stable psoriasis vulgaris, were enrolled. All topical or systemic therapies were discontinued for the last 4 weeks. Psoriasis was evaluated according to psoriasis activation and severity index (PASI). Treatment was scheduled following these two modalities: a high dosage UVB phototherapy and a total body irradiation. UVB phototherapy was emitted by a UVB radiation converging system for treating single psoriatic plaques. Treatment was scheduled 5 times a week and after 1 week of interruption 2-3 times a week, untilrecovery. Total body irradiation is produced by a dynamic multiple generator system (Photodinamic Round System RK) which selects specific wavelengths and delivers both UVB and UVA radiations. Results. 4 out of 20 patients (20%) achieved complete clearing (>80%), 7 out of 20 (35%) obtained partial recovery (>50%), 6 out of 20 patients (30%) showed a slight improvement (

Translated title of the contributionPhototherapy with "Ratokderm" system for treatment of psoriasis. Preliminary results
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume137
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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