Author(s): Wildfang IL, Jacobsen FK, ThestrupPedersen K
We have performed a retrospective study of 59 patients with vitiligo who received PUVA therapy from 1972 to 1986. Sixteen patients had generalized vitiligo and 43 vitiligo in four locations (focal vitiligo). In both groups there were repigmentation in 44% of the patients. Half of the repigmented patients had improved more than 50%. None developed hypertrichosis, actinic keratosis, lentigines, or skin cancer within the observation period. Regardless of the results of PUVA therapy half of the patients thought PUVA was an acceptable therapy.