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Safety

UVB Phototherapy and skin cancer: a review of the literature

E. Lee, MD, J. Koo, MD, and T. Berger, MD. The International Journal of Dermatology Vol 44, 355-360. 2004

Study reviewed all prospective and retrospective studies from 1966 to 2002 that attempted to quantify or qualify and additional skin cancer risk from UVB Phototherapy. 3400 participants were involved. All studies showed no increased skin cancer risk with UVB Phototherapy.

New Era in the Management of Psoriasis? The Biologics: Facts and Controversies

C. Ferrandiz, PhD, J.M. Carrascosa, PhD, and A. Doada, MD. Clinics in Dermatology. Vol 28, pages 81-87. February 2010

The difference in response rates among the approved biologics generally seem to become less pronounced with increased duration of treatment. Safety, mainly related to organ toxicity, is the main concern in the long-term control of psoriasis. Immunosuppressant drugs in the class are either not recommended for or have not been studied in children, adolescents, pregnant or nursing women, older adults, and patients with chronic infection such as HIV, or history of cancer.

No Evidence for Increased Skin Cancer Risk in Psoriasis patients Treated with Broadband or Narrowband UVB Phototherapy: A First Retrospective Study

M. Weischer, A. Blum, F. Eberhard, M. Rochen, and M. Berneburg. Acta Derm Venereol Vol 84; 370-374. 2004.

Followed 195 patients receiving broadband UVB or narrowband UVB over period from 1994 to 2000 to assess skin cancer risk. CONCLUSION: Phototherapy of skin diseases such as psoriasis is an effective and safe treatment modality. No evidence for an increased skin cancer risk for patients treated with either broadband or narrowband UVB Phototherapy was found.

 

 

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