Local narrowband UVB phototherapy vs local PUVA in the treatment of chronic hand eczema

Sezer E, Etikan I

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2007;23(1):10-4.

Using PUVA for treating chronic hand eczema has been effective in the past; studies are now looking into the use of narrowband UVB to treat the same condition. Sezer and Etikan introduced fifteen patients with eczema to the different phototherapy treatment types in a nine-week study. The results proved that narrowband UVB phototherapy is just as effective as PUVA therapy to treat chronic hand eczema.