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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.