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Study to Compare Different Light Therapies (Narrowband Ultraviolet B vs PUVA) for Hand and Foot Skin Diseases.

2014-08-27 03:49:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Hand and foot skin diseases, such as dermatitis and psoriasis, that do not respond to topical creams can be treated with ultraviolet light therapy. Topical psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) is commonly used to treat these conditions, but requires additional time for the hands and feet to soak in psoralens before the light treatment. Newer narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB) units have become available which allow for light treatment without soaking first. The purpose of this study is to determine if NBUVB is as effective as PUVA for hand and foot skin diseases.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Dermatitis

Intervention

Psoralens plus ultraviolet A light therapy and narrowband ultraviolet B light therapy

Location

Mayo Clinic
Rochester
Minnesota
United States
55905

Status

Withdrawn

Source

Mayo Clinic

Results (where available)

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