Ultraviolet B phototherapy for vitiligo

Record ID 32010001002
Authors' objectives:

The objective of ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy for vitiligo is repigmentation of depigmented lesions, thereby promoting the resolution of existing vitiligo lesions. The mechanism of action of UVB phototherapy is not clear, but it is thought that UVB light has an inhibitory effect on cytotoxic T lymphocytes and stimulates the release of melanocytes involved in melanocyte migration and proliferation.

Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hayesinc.com
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Phototherapy
  • Ultraviolet Therapy
  • Vitiligo
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2010 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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