Journal article

Effect of narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy on melanocytic naevi

CY Lin, A Oakley, M Rademaker, S Hill, A Yung

BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Melanocytic naevi have been observed to undergo morphological changes following exposure to narrowband ultraviolet (NB-UV)B radiation. OBJECTIVES: To analyse changes in naevi exposed to NB-UVB in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: Subjects referred for phototherapy had macroscopic and dermoscopic images taken of prominent melanocytic naevi at the following time points: immediately prior to NB-UVB treatment, after 10 exposures, after 30 exposures or at the end of treatment if earlier, and 3 months after discontinuing treatment. Four dermatologists, by consensus, examined each naevus for specific clinical and dermoscopic features at each time point. The size (area) of each naevus..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers