I was wandering around the internet today looking for what’s new in UVB and I came across a posting by DermNet NZ. I thought that some of you would find it interesting.
They report, Compared with broadband UVB:
- Exposure times are shorter but of higher intensity.
- The course of treatment is shorter.
- It is more likely to clear the skin condition.
- Longer periods of remission occur before it reappears.
They also mention that “This range of UV radiation has proved to be the most beneficial component of natural sunlight for psoriasis. Narrowband UVB may also be used in the treatment of many other skin conditions including atopic eczema, vitiligo, pruritus, lichen planus, polymorphous light eruption, early cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and dermographism.”
The original can be found at http://dermnetnz.org/procedures/narrowband-uvb.html – Enjoy!