Narrowband UVB treatment is highly effective and causes a strong reduction in the use of steroid and other creams in psoriasis patients in clinical practice

Foerster J, Boswell K, West J, Cameron H, Fleming C, Ibbotson S, Dawe R

PLoS One. 2017;12(8). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181813

Foerster, Boswell, West, et al. studied the effectiveness of phototherapy when removing the use of steroid creams and others with the same purpose. “In conclusion, we show that NB-UVB treatment leads to both a major sustained improvement as well as significant reduction in topical treatments in approximately 75% of patients treated for psoriasis. The data support efforts to increase access for this treatment.”