Narrowband UVB phototherapy in skin conditions beyond psoriasis

Gambichler T, Breuckmann F, Boms S, Altmeyer P, Kreuter A

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005;52(4):660-70.

While narrowband UVB (NBUVB) has proven to be a safer and more effective option than broadband UVB and psoralen-UVA in treating psoriasis, there is not as much evidence in other skin conditions. A study was conducted to find more information on the use of NBUVB in non-psoriatic conditions. Results showed that “in view of its efficacy, benefit/risk profile, and costs, NBUVB may be considered the first-line photo(chemo)therapeutic option for moderately severe AD and widespread vitiligo.”