Evidence suggests high level of success with home treatment of psoriasis with UVB light therapy

Research from 2009
Interesting research was published in the British Medical Journal titled:

Home versus outpatient ultraviolet B phototherapy
for mild to severe psoriasis


Objective To determine whether ultraviolet B phototherapy at home is equally safe and equally effective as ultraviolet B phototherapy in an outpatient setting for patients with psoriasis.

Conclusion Ultraviolet B phototherapy administered at home is equally safe and equally effective, both clinically and for quality of life, as ultraviolet B phototherapy administered in an outpatient setting. Furthermore, ultraviolet B phototherapy at home resulted in a lower burden of treatment and led to greater patients’ satisfaction.

Read the full report here:
British Medical Journal UVB

Ultraviolet B phototherapy administered at home is equally safe and equally effective, both clinically and for quality of life, as ultraviolet B phototherapy administered in an outpatient setting. Furthermore, ultraviolet B phototherapy at home resulted in a lower burden of treatment and led to greater patients’ satisfaction.
British Medical Journal
Research from the Department of Dermatology, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany shows:
"the present study does not provide evidence for an increased skin cancer risk for patients treated with either broadband or narrowband UVB phototherapy"
Click to see the published paper here

Check out this helpful psoriasis slideshow - courtesy of the American Library of Medicine

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