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Clinical efficacy of a 308 nm excimer laser in the treatment of vitiligo.
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PMID:  20584252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of the treatment of vitiligo using a 308 nm excimer laser. METHOD: Thirty-six patients with 44 vitiligo patches were treated using a 308 nm excimer laser, which was performed twice a week, for a total of 30 treatments. The therapeutic efficacy and safety were then evaluated. RESULTS: After 30 treatments: (1) 27/44 patches (61.4%) achieved more than 75% repigmentation, 4/44 lesions (9.1%) showed 51-75% repigmentation, 10/44 (22.7%) showed 26-50% repigmentation and 3/44 (6.8%) showed 1-25% repigmentation. (2) Of the 44 patches of vitiligo, 20/27 (74.1%) lesions on the face/neck, 9/9 (100%) on the trunk and 2/8 (25.0%) on the extremities showed >or=50% repigmentation. The repigmentation (>or=50%) in face/neck and trunk were much higher than that in the extremities (P<0.05). (3) The repigmentation (>or=50%) in disease duration of <or=2 years and >2 years were 100.0% and 46.2% (P<0.05). (4) The average cumulative doses in the face/neck, trunk and extremities were 7.92+/-5.26, 9.93+/-7.36 and 22.13+/-8.15 J/cm(2). The doses in the face/neck and trunk were much lower than those in the extremities. (P<0.05). Side effects were limited mainly to symptomatic erythema. CONCLUSION: The clinical data indicate that the treatment of vitiligo using a 308 nm excimer laser is safe and effective. However, lesion location and disease duration may be the key factors affecting the clinical outcome.
Xiu-Ying Zhang; Yan-Ling He; Jie Dong; Jun-Zhu Xu; Jie Wang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1600-0781     ISO Abbreviation:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-10-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013641     Medline TA:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Lasers, Excimer*
Middle Aged
Vitiligo / therapy*

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