Medium-dose ultraviolet (UV) A1 vs. narrowband UVB phototherapy in atopic eczema: a randomized crossover study

Gambichler T, Othlinghaus N, Tomi N, Holland-Letz T, Boms S, Skrygan M, Altmeyer P, Kreuter A

Br J Dermatol. 2009;160(3):652-8.

A study was conducted to determine the efficacy of ultraviolet (UV) A1 and narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapies in patients with eczema. Twenty-eight patients were included in the study and while all participants showed improvements with both treatment modalities, there was not a significant difference between the two interventions. Therefore, both treatment lines may be considered comparably good, as both were efficient, effective and tolerable.