Korean J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol.  2009 Mar;29(1):60-63.

A Case of Atopic Dermatitis Treated by Phototherapy with Full Spectrum Light


Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic, pruritic, and inflammatory skin condition characterized by an age-related distribution and skin morphology. Disease management comprises effective treatment of acute exacerbations and avoidance of provocation factors. Treatment of AD includes topical and systemic corticosteroids. Long-term corticosteroid therapy is known to cause a number of side effects. In the search for alternatives to steroids for aggravatedAD, phototherapy using UVA, UVB, combined UVA/ UVB, UVB 311 nm or UVA1 has recently emerged. Full Spectrum Light (FSL) phototherapy device is a special instrument that generates wavelength spectrum from 320 to 5,000 nm similar to sunlight. We report herein a case of atopic dermatitis treated by phototherapy with FSL.

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