Lachlan. J Warren, BM, BS. Sheru George, MRCP.
Erythropoietic protoporphyria treated with narrow-band (TL-01) UVB phototherapy
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2007
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 179–182, August 1998
How to Cite
Warren, L. J. and George, S. (1998), Erythropoietic protoporphyria treated with narrow-band (TL-01) UVB phototherapy. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 39: 179–182. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.1998.tb01278.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2007
- Submitted 16 February 1997; accepted 19 February 1998
- erythrohepatic porphyria;
Erythropoietic protoporphyria is a rare photodermatosis for which treatment options are limited. The present report describes the clinical features of a patient with erythropoietic protoporphyria and liver function test abnormalities associated with treatment with β-carotene. Subsequent treatment with narrow-band UVB phototherapy resulted in marked subjective improvement in photosensitivity, which was confirmed by abolition of demonstrated abnormalities on monochromator phototesting. The therapeutic options for photosensitivity in erythropoietic protoporphyria are reviewed and discussed.