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Topical pseudocatalase mousse and narrowband UVB phototherapy is not effective for vitiligo: an open, single-centre study

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D C Patel, A V Evans, J L M Hawk

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641 - 644
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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Abstract

We report an open single-centre trial to assess the efficacy of topical pseudocatalase mousse applied twice daily to the hands and face of vitiligo patients, in combination with twice-weekly suberythemogenic narrowband UVB phototherapy. The regime was generally safe and well tolerated, although several patients experienced mild transient skin rashes in association with application of the mousse and one patient suffered severe pruritus. The primary efficacy variable was the percentage change in area affected by vitiligo as assessed by digital interpretation of standardized photographs of the face and hands. There was no clear evidence of the efficacy of the regime and in fact a slight tendency overall to worsening of the patients' vitiligo.

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