[Narrow-band UVB phototherapy (Philips TL01 lamps) in psoriasis].

  • Picot E
  • Picot-Debeze M
  • Meunier L
  • et al.
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The authors report the results of an open study conducted on 53 patients with psoriasis treated by narrow-band UVB phototherapy, using Philips' TL01 lamp. With a simple procedure which did not require MED determination this treatment gave satisfactory results in 92 p. 100 of the cases, with mild burns in only 9 p. 100. The morphological type of psoriasis (patchy, guttate or nummular) had no influence on the therapeutic result, but the degree of infiltration of the lesions and their location on the lower limbs proved to be a factor of relative resistance. In most patients the results were obtained in 20 sessions with a mean cumulative dose of 20.19 +/- 2.7 J/cm2. Some patients had an additional treatment of 6 sessions. The results obtained with Philips' TL01 lamp were as satisfactory as those obtained with the conventional UVB lamps, but the TL01 lamp seemed to be easier to handle and better tolerated, which gives them some advantages over the latter.




Picot, E., Picot-Debeze, M. C., Meunier, L., Peyron, J. L., & Meynadier, J. (1992). [Narrow-band UVB phototherapy (Philips TL01 lamps) in psoriasis]. Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie, 119(9), 639–642.

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