Narrowband ultraviolet B (311 nm, TL01) phototherapy in chronic ordinary urticaria

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Aydogan K, Karadogan S, Tunali S, Saricaoglu H

International Journal of Dermatology. 2012;51:98-103

Chronic urticaria is defined by the widespread and remarkably itchy cutaneous hives, with flare ups lasting six weeks or longer with the individual lesions lasting less than 24 hours. Studies have been done that look into the utilization of UVA, UVB, and PUVA treatment options of urticaria. Results proved that narrowband UVB phototherapy was a more effective and well-tolerated alternative of treatment modality.