Phototherapy for atopic eczema with narrow-band UVB

Grundmann-Kollmann M, Behren S, Podda M, Peter R, Kaufmann R, Kerscher M

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999;40:995-7.

In most cases, it is difficult to treat eczema and results often fall short of satisfactory. Using standard treatment options does not typically lead to desired results and using topical agents for extended periods of time can result in cutaneous and systemic side effects. In contrast, narrow-band UVB has proven to be effective in the reduction of atopic dermatitis after 3 weeks of treatment.