Author(s): Lotti T, Berti S, Moretti S, Lotti T, Berti S, Moretti S
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Abstract Vitiligo can be treated using various new and experimental therapies, such as narrow-band ultraviolet B microphototherapy (NB-UVB), narrow-band ultraviolet B excimer laser and monochromatic excimer light. The first is recommended for generalized vitiligo, whereas the latter two are indicated in patients affected by segmental and bilateral symmetrical vitiligo with < 20\% cutaneous involvement. Medical treatments include topical corticosteroids and other topical treatments, such as antioxidants, tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, prostaglandin E, and vitamin D derivatives. Excellent therapeutic results can be achieved through combination treatments; surgical intervention is reserved for adolescent or adult patients with stable vitiligo.
This article was published in Expert Opin Pharmacother
and referenced in Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases