Phototherapy with narrow-band UVB in adult guttate psoriasis: results and patient assessment

Fernández-Guarino M, Aboín-González S, Velázquez D, Barchino L, Cano N, Lázaro P

Dermatology. 2016;232(5):626-632. doi: 10.1159/000448918

Guttate psoriasis most commonly effects children and young adults, but can be present in adults as well. The use of narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) light therapy was studied in adult patients with acute guttate psoriasis (AGP). After the treatment, patients were asked to answer a questionnaire assessing the improvements and impression of the treatment. Overall, patients were satisfied with the light therapy option. “Phototherapy with NB-UVB appears to be a very good option for treatment of AGP because of the good results obtained and patient satisfaction.”