Narrow-band ultraviolet B and broad-band ultraviolet A phototherapy in adult atopic eczema: a randomised controlled trial

Reynolds N, Franklin V, Gray J, Diffey B, Farr P

Lancet. 2001;357(9273):2012-6.

A randomised controlled trial conducted by Reynolds, Franklin, Gray, et al. looked into the treatment of eczema with narrow-band ultraviolet B phototherapy, as it has already been determined that phototherapy is safe and effective in the treatment of psoriasis. Results of the trial proved that the use of narrow-band UVB phototherapy was well-tolerated and effective in treating patients with moderate-to-severe eczema.