Narrow band UVB phototherapy in dermatology

Dogra S, Amrinder J

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 2004;70(4):205-209.

Phototherapy has been used to treat photoresponsive skin conditions for centuries. “The general advantages of NB-UVB therapy over PUVA include safe use in children and pregnant women, no need for post-treatment eye protection, no drug induced nausea and no drug costs.” To date phototherapy has proved to be successful and safe in treating a majority, if not all photo-responsive conditions.