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Monochromatic excimer light (308 nm) in the treatment of prurigo nodularis
Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2008
Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 43–45, February 2008
How to Cite
Saraceno, R., Nisticò, S. P., Capriotti, E., De Felice, C., Rhodes, L. E. and Chimenti, S. (2008), Monochromatic excimer light (308 nm) in the treatment of prurigo nodularis. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 24: 43–45. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2008.00318.x
- Issue online: 13 JAN 2008
- Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2008
- Accepted for publication: 21 July 2007
- 308 nm;
- prurigo nodularis
Three hundred and eight nanometre excimer light has been reported to be safe and effective in the treatment of chronic skin diseases, but the range of potential applications has not been fully explored. Our objective was to assess the efficacy of monochromatic excimer light (MEL) in the treatment of prurigo nodularis (PN). Eleven patients were enrolled in this pilot study. Patients were treated weekly and an average of eight sessions of MEL was given. Follow-up was 4 months. Partial or complete clinical and histological remission was observed in all patients who completed the study (81%).