Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2009, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (1): 34-36.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2009.01.011

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Efficacy and Safety of 308 nm Excimer Laser For Vitiligo

WANG Hong-wei; ZUO Ya-gang; JIN Hong-zhong; LIU Yue-hua; MA Dong-lai; JIANG Guo-tiao; LI Hong-chun; LIU Jie; YAN Yan   

  1. Department of Dermatology, PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2008-10-10 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-02-28 Published:2009-02-28
  • Contact: WANG Hong-wei

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To assess the efficacy and safety of the 308 nm excimer laser for the treatment of vitiligo. Methods We treated 170 patients with stable vitiligo by using the 308 nm excimer laser. The lesions of vitiligo were treated one to two times per week for 10-30 times. Efficacies were evaluated every 7 days and 3 days after the treatments were completed. Patients were followed up for two months. Results The rates of “remarkably improved” and “cured” were 67.97% and 32.03% in faces, 54.55% and 27.27% in necks, 63.26% and 26.53% in trunks, 38.84% and 15.70% in limbs, and 0 and 0 in hands and feet. The areas of faces had a better response than those of necks, trunks, or limbs (P<0.01), and the areas of trunks or limbs had better response than that of hands and feet(P<0.01). Conclusion The 308 nm excimer laser is safe and effective in treating stable vitiligo and the efficacy varies in different lesion sites.

Key words: 308 nm excimer laser, vitilico, efficacy, safety