Phototherapy in vitiligo: assessing the compliance, response and patient’s perception about disease and treatment

Kandaswamy S, Akhtar N, Ravindran S, Prabhu S, Shenoi S

Indian J Dermatol. 2013;58(4):325.

Vitiligo, while not physically painful to the patient, does take a toll on the emotional and mental state. Phototherapy is a first line treatment option for patients and has to be given frequently, sometimes introducing a challenge to physicians and patients alike. At the conclusion of a retrospective survey, it was determined that patients with facial lesions or widespread areas of the condition are the most compliant groups of patients.