Aim: To assess the efficacy of Narrowband
Ultraviolet B therapy for management of patients presenting with hand vitiligo.
Study design: Descriptive case series.
Place and duration of study: Department of Dermatology Unit-II,
Mayo Hospital, Lahore from 15-03-2018 to 5-09-2018.
Methodology: This descriptive case series study was done
at Mayo Hospital, Lahore from 15-03-2021 to 05-09-2018. A total of 355 patients were included in this
study from 16-60 years of age either gender.
Results: The mean age was 37.79±12.66 years from
16 to 60 years. There were 176(49.6%) male and 179(50.4%) female cases.
According to operational definition, 25(70.4%) cases achieved efficacy of
Conclusion: It is concluded that efficacy of
Narrowband Ultraviolet B therapy for the management of patients presenting with
hand vitiligo is 70.4%. So, using this treatment method we can improve patient
quality of life and can reduce the psychological squeal.
Keywords: Vitiligo, Phototherapy, Treatment, Targeted
Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy, Efficacy.