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Keratoacanthoma in vitiligo lesion after UVB narrowband phototherapy.

Authors
  • Brazzelli, V
  • Barbagallo, T
  • Prestinari, F
  • Vassallo, C
  • Agozzino, M
  • Vailati, F
  • Cespa, M
  • Borroni, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2006
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
211–213
Identifiers
PMID: 16869872
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The treatment of vitiligo is still a challenge. Among various therapeutic modalities, phototherapy with UVB narrowband (UVB-NB) is presently considered a treatment of choice for this skin disease. The exact skin cancer risk deriving from UVB-NB is a serious concern to be determined. We report a case of keratoacanthoma developed in the vitiligo area during a prolonged course of UVB-NB therapy.

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