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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2017 October;152(5):474-88

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-0488.17.05721-2

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Phototherapy for vitiligo, what’s new?

Andrea PARO VIDOLIN, Caterina AURIZI, Giovanni LEONE

San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, IRCCS, Rome, Italy


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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 (NB-UVB 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.


KEY WORDS: PUVA therapy - Phototherapy - Vitiligo

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