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Optimal Treatment Frequency of 308-Nm Excimer Laser for Vitiligo on the Face and Neck

2014-08-27 03:42:51 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To determine the optimal treatment frequency of 308-nm excimer laser for vitiligo and identify the key clinical variable(s) associated with the treatment efficiency under the optimal treatment frequency.

Prospective, randomized, comparative study among groups of vitiligo patients treated with 308-nm excimer laser, with the limitation of no follow-up.

Description

Vitiligo patients were treated with 308-nm excimer laser for 20 sessions at different frequencies (0.5×, 1.0×, 2.0× and 3.0× weekly). Treatment protocols adapted the dose to the lesions and not to the minimal erythemal dose. Treatment efficacy was blindly evaluated by 2 independent physicians. Re-pigmentation rate was graded on a 6-point scale. The onset of re-pigmentation of vitiligo lesions was evaluated after 5 treatment sessions. The differences between Group 0.5×, 1.0×, 2.0× and 3.0× linking different clinical variables were assessed.

Study Design

Allocation: Random Sample, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Vitiligo

Intervention

308-nm excimer laser

Location

Department of dermatology, Xijing Hospital
Xi'an
Shannxi
China
710032

Status

Completed

Source

Fourth Military Medical University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:42:51-0400

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