Effects of narrowband UVB, UVA1 and PUVA treatments on dermoscopic features of melanocytic nevi


Karaca F., Oztas M., Gurer M. A.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.48, no.1, pp.26-30, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Background and Design: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can affect dermoscopic features of melanocytic nevi by inducing melanin synthesis or melanocyte proliferation. Despite widespread use of UV radiation in the treatment of several skin diseases, there have been only a few studies on its effects on the dermoscopic features of melanocytic nevi. The present study was designed to determine the effects of narrowband UVB, UVA1 and psoralen and UVA (PUVA) treatments on dermoscopic features of melanocytic nevi.