Posts Tagged ‘NB-UVB’

Why NB-UVB?

In most cases, it is preferable to use narrow band UVB (NB-UVB) light, since there is no need for systemic drugs like Methoxsalen and treatment times are short. Recent studies show that the use NB-UVB results in faster responses and longer remissions than with UVB broadband. Using narrowband UVB, results are similar to a PUVA…

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A Perspective on the Use of NB-UVB Phototherapy vs. PUVA Photochemotherapy

Sally H. Ibbotson* Photobiology Unit, Dermatology Department, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee, United Kingdom Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy and psoralen-UVA (PUVA) photochemotherapy are widely used phototherapeutic modalities for a range of skin diseases. The main indication for NB-UVB and PUVA therapies is psoriasis, and other key diagnoses include atopic eczema, vitiligo,…

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