A comparative study on efficacy of UVA1 vs. narrow-band UVB phototherapy in the treatment of vitiligo

El-Zawahry B, Bassiouny D, Sobhi R, Abdel-Aziz E, Zaki N, Habib D, Shahin D

Photoderatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2012;28(2):84-90.

“NB-UVB phototherapy remains to be an effective and safe therapeutic option in vitiligo. Response to UVA1 in vitiligo seems to be dose-dependent and seems to be of limited value in treatment o vitiligo as a monotherapy.” This was concluded from a study of forty patients who were divided into groups and subjected to each type of light treatment options over a 12 week course of therapy.