No additional effect of topical calcipotriol on narrow-band UVB phototherapy in patients with generalized vitiligo


Ada S., Sahin S., Boztepe G., Karaduman A., Kolemen F.

PHOTODERMATOLOGY PHOTOIMMUNOLOGY & PHOTOMEDICINE, vol.21, no.2, pp.79-83, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background/Purpose: There is no definite cure for vitiligo; however, treatment responses with photobiological modalities are quite acceptable. Of all these, narrow-band UVB phototherapy was proposed rather recently. Calcipotriol has been shown to have stimulating activity on melanogenesis besides immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects. This study was performed to determine whether adding topical calcipotriol to narrow-band UVB phototherapy enhances the efficacy of treatment.