Narrowband ultraviolet B (311 nm, TL01) phototherapy in chronic ordinary urticaria


AYDOĞAN K., Karadogan S. K. , Tunali S., SARICAOĞLU H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.51, no.1, pp.98-103, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05056.x
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-103

Abstract

Background Chronic ordinary urticaria (COU) can severely reduce quality of life and be difficult to control. Ultraviolet (UV) A and UVB phototherapy has been reported to decrease the release of histamine from either mast cells and/or basophils. Previous small studies have suggested that UVB phototherapy is a good alternative treatment for COU.