Title

Phototherapy for Vitiligo

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2019

Publication Title

Dermatologic Clinics

Abstract

Vitiligo is a common disorder with a severe impact on quality of life. The authors review recent advances in phototherapy for vitiligo focusing on narrowband ultraviolet B including mechanisms, treatment recommendations, and combination therapies. Phototherapy is the first-line treatment of choice for vitiligo with narrowband UVB preferred for widespread vitiligo and excimer used for localized lesions. However, unfamiliarity with prescribing phototherapy may be limiting clinicians from using it to its full potential. This article provides clinicians with the critical information needed to safely and effectively provide phototherapy for their patients with vitiligo.

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

Volume

2019

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