Experience with UVB phototherapy in children

Tay Y, Morelli J, Weston W

Pediatr Dermatol. 1996;13(5):406-9.

Over the course of four years, twenty patients were treated with ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy. The treatment for the patients showed effective results and a majority of the patients tolerated the treatment well, with no serious side effects reported. All patients in this study that had atopic dermatitis improved in their condition. “It appears that UVB photherapy is a valualbe and safe therapeutic option for selected children who do not respond to other treatments.”