View : 15 Download: 3

Generalized lichen nitidus successfully treated with narrow-band UVB phototherapy: Two cases report

Title
Generalized lichen nitidus successfully treated with narrow-band UVB phototherapy: Two cases report
Authors
Do M.-O.Kim M.-J.Kim S.-H.Myung K.-B.Choi Y.-W.
Ewha Authors
명기범최유원
SCOPUS Author ID
명기범scopusscopus; 최유원scopus
Issue Date
2007
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Medical Science
ISSN
1011-8934JCR Link
Citation
vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 163 - 166
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Lichen nitidus (LN) is an uncommon chronic inflammatory skin disease composed of numerous, tiny, shiny, flesh-colored papules that are predominantly observed on the chest, abdomen, glans penis and upper extremities. The distribution of LN is most often localized, but in some cases it can become generalized. Because LN tends to be asymptomatic and presents spontaneous resolution within several years, it usually does not require treatment except in symptomatic, persistent and generalized cases. We describe a 28-yr-old man and a 7-yr-old boy with generalized LN where both cases improved with narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy plus topical steroid ointment. Both patients noted improvement within the first three treatments and showed almost complete resolution after 18 and 20 treatments, respectively. NB-UVB phototherapy may be an effective alternative therapy for the treatment of generalized LN, even for those patients in their childhood. Copyright © The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences.
Appears in Collections:
의학전문대학원 > 의학과 > Journal papers
Files in This Item:
001.pdf(123.13 kB)Download
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE