Targeted UV-B phototherapy for plaque-type psoriasis

Asawanonda P, Chingchai A, Torranin P

Arch Dermatol. 2006. doi: 10.1001/archderm.141.12.1542

While psoriasis can be widespread, it is most commonly localized to a small area on a patient’s body; this is when a targeted therapy option is effective. A study by Asawanonda, Chingchai, Torranin found that all fluences of UV-B showed there were clinical improvements and all treatments were well tolerated. In conclusion, “targeted UV-B phototherapy is a safe and efficacious treatment modality for localized psoriasis. Its value in other UV-B responsive conditions should be further investigated.”