Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2024, Vol. 57 ›› Issue (1): 75-78.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20210010

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Narrow-band ultraviolet B phototherapy combined with other therapies for the treatment of vitiligo

Zeng Rui, Xu Xiulian   

  1. Hospital of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2021-01-06 Revised:2021-06-06 Online:2024-01-15 Published:2024-01-05
  • Contact: Xu Xiulian

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy has been regarded as the first-line treatment of generalized vitiligo. However, NB-UVB monotherapy exhibits limited efficacy with a long course of treatment. NB-UVB phototherapy combined with other therapies can shorten the course of treatment and improve the therapeutic effect, and has become a commonly used therapeutic regimen in clinical practice. This review summarizes research progress in NB-UVB combined with other therapies for the treatment of vitiligo, such as glucocorticoids, afamelanotide, calcineurin inhibitors, Janus kinase inhibitors, platelet-rich plasma, fractional carbon dioxide laser and surgical treatment, in order to provide more treatment options for clinical treatment of vitiligo.

Key words: Vitiligo, Ultraviolet therapy, Narrow-band ultraviolet B, Combined therapy