No additional effect of calcipotriol ointment on low-dose narrow-band UVB phototherapy in psoriasis

Citation
S. Brands et al., No additional effect of calcipotriol ointment on low-dose narrow-band UVB phototherapy in psoriasis, J AM ACAD D, 41(6), 1999, pp. 991-995
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Dermatology,"da verificare
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY
ISSN journal
0190-9622 → ACNP
Volume
41
Issue
6
Year of publication
1999
Pages
991 - 995
Database
ISI
SICI code
0190-9622(199912)41:6<991:NAEOCO>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
Background: Broad-band UVB phototherapy has appeared to be effective in cle aring psoriatic lesions. After the advent of calcipotriol ointment, promisi ng results have been obtained by combining these two therapeutic modalities . Also, an additional effect of narrow-band UVB phototherapy on treatment w ith calcipotriol ointment has been demonstrated. Objective: Our purpose was to compare treatment with low-dose narrow-band U VB phototherapy both with and without calcipotriol ointment. Methods: We included 53 patients suffering from plaque-type psoriasis. All patients underwent low-dose narrow-band UVB phototherapy Nearly half of the patients were randomized to apply calcipotriol ointment (50 mu g/g) twice daily on the affected skin. The Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) wa s used to evaluate psoriatic lesions. Results: In this study we showed that low-dose narrow-band UVB phototherapy is effective in the treatment of psoriasis and that calcipotriol ointment does not improve treatment outcome. Conclusion: Calcipotriol ointment does not improve treatment with low-dose narrow-band UVB phototherapy.