Monochromatic Excimer Laser 308 nm in the Treatment of Vitiligo GUO Jing, XIANG Lei-hong, ZHENG Zhi-zhong. Department of Dermatology, HuaShanHospital, Fu Dan University, Shanghai 200040, China
【Abstract】 At present, vitiligo is still a refractory disease to physicians. Phototherapy is being gradually generalized for its efficacy and safety in the treatment of vitiligo. The strategies include phototheragy with psoralens plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) radiation and broadband or narrowband ultraviolet B radiation phototherapy. Recently, a new modality of monochromatic excimer laser(MEL) 308nm is successfully used in the treatment of vitiligo. It proves to be a time-saving and effective therapeutic option for the management of vitiligo. And more inspiritingly, MEL shows rather few adverse effscts. Also, the combination of MEL with other regimens can increase the therapeutic effects on lesions of ultraviolet-resistinh area. The progress in the treatment of vitiligo with MEL 308nm is reviewed here.
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