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Novel Treatment of Nail Psoriasis Using the Intense Pulsed Light: A One-Year Follow-up Study.
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PMID:  25111349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye laser has been used successfully in the treatment of nail psoriasis. Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used in the treatment of plaque psoriasis using a 550-nm filter.
OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of IPL in the treatment of nail psoriasis.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with finger and toe nail psoriasis were treated by IPL. Sessions were performed every 2 weeks for a maximum of 6 months. The Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI) score was calculated at baseline and 1 month after the last treatment session. Follow-up was performed at 1, 6, and 12 months.
RESULTS: Patients received a mean of 8.63 ± 3.6 IPL sessions. After treatment, there was significant improvement in the nail bed and matrix (p < .0001), and in the NAPSI (p < .0001). Nail bed showed improvement by 71.2%, whereas the nail matrix improvement was only 32.2%. The total NAPSI was 82.4%. Patient follow-up revealed relapse in 3 patients after 6 months.
CONCLUSION: Intense pulsed light is a promising effective modality of treatment of nail psoriasis, which is easy to use, safe, and provide a long period of remission. This was confirmed by the elicited clinical improvement, NAPSI, and patient satisfaction.
Abeer Attia Tawfik
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  763-768     Citation Subset:  -    
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