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Inducing repigmentation by regrafting and phototherapy (311 nm) in punch grafting failure cases of lip vitiligo: a pilot study.
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PMID:  17642595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Punch grafting followed by PUVA/PUVASOL is an established mode of therapy in vitiligo including that on the lips. AIMS: To assess the efficacy of NB-UVB along with regrafting in patients in whom punch grafting had failed to evoke any response. METHODS: Five patients with stable and isolated lip vitiligo in whom punch grafting and PUVA had failed to produce pigmentation were treated by regrafting and subsequent NB-UVB (311 nm) phototherapy. RESULTS: Complete repigmentation was observed in three of the five cases after 16 weeks. In the remaining two, the results were mixed. CONCLUSIONS: Stable lip vitiligo usually responds very well to punch grafting and PUVA/PUVASOL. In patients who fail to respond to this treatment, complete repigmentation following regrafting and NB-UVB is an observation that needs to be explained.
Koushik Lahiri; Subrata Malakar; Nilendu Sarma; Uttam Banerjee
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0973-3922     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Publication Date:    2004 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-23     Completed Date:  2007-07-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701852     Medline TA:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Pigmentary Disorder Unit, Rita Skin Foundation, GD-381, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 106, India.
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