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Phototherapy for the treatment of prurigo nodularis: a review


Background/Purpose: Review the available literature on phototherapy for treatment of prurigo nodularis (PN).

Methods: Literature search was conducted on MEDLINE.

Results:  6 prospective trials, 2 retrospective studies, and 3 case series were found investigating efficacy and safety of phototherapy for treatment of PN.

Conclusion: Although large randomized clinical trials are necessary, phototherapy appears to be a safe and efficacious treatment for PN, alone and in combination with other common treatment modalities for PN.

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