NB-UVB Therapy Safe and Effective for Some Skin Conditions

A new study has helped to establish that NB-UVB microphototherapy is a safe and effective treatment for a number of skin conditions. That study, which was published in the Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences (April, 18, 2019; 49: 595-603) looked at a population of 173 patients with vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen simplex chronicus, palmoplantar psoriasis, and psoriais vulgaris.

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Gender and aged-based modifications in psoriasis treatments may be needed

A Switzerland-based study found that patients of different genders and age groups have varying priorities when it comes to their psoriasis treatments. For younger patients, appearance in social situations was a major motivating factor in seeking treatment for psoriasis. For older patients, improved sleep quality was a more important treatment outcome. These different goals need to be considered when creating treatment plans for patients.