Phototherapy in Pediatric Patients: Choosing the Appropriate Treatment Option

Phototherapeutic modalities, including narrowband-UVB, broadband-UVB, PUVA photochemotherapy,
and excimer laser therapy are valuable tools that can be used for photoresponsive
dermatoses in children. As a systematically safer alternative compared with
internal agents, including the prebiologic and biological therapies, phototherapy should be
considered a possible treatment option for children with diseases including psoriasis,
atopic dermatitis, pityriasis lichenoides chronica, and vitiligo.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 29:115-120 © 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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