Narrowband UVB therapy in the treatment of lichen planus


Saricaoglu H., Karadogan S., Baskan E., Tunali S.

PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE, vol.19, no.5, pp.265-267, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-0781.2003.00051.x
  • Title of Journal : PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-267

Abstract

Background: Recently, UVB lamps with a peak emission around 311 nm have been used successfully for the treatment of many dermatologic diseases known to be treated with psoralen plus UVA ( PUVA). Narrowband UVB (NBUVB) radiation causes less erythema and carcinogenicity with lower cumulative doses than PUVA, while the treatment response remains high. Lichen planus ( LP) is a cell-mediated immune response of unknown origin.