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THE EFFICACY OF LINEAR POLYCHROMATIC NON-COHERENT LIGHT (BIOPTRON LIGHT) IN THE TREATMENT OF PLAQUE PSORIASIS

Intsar S. Waked* and Abdelhamid N. Deghidi

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Objective: The purpose of study was to evaluate the efficacy of linear polychromatic non-coherent light (bioptron light) in the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Subjects: Thirty patients with plaque psoriasis assigned randomly into 2 groups; Experimental group that received Bioptron light therapy in addition to topical methylprednisolone aceponate 0.1% cream while Control group received the topical cream only. Severity of disease and thickness of skin were measured pre and post treatment by PASI score and ultrasonography respectively. Results: the results of study showed that there were significant differences after intervention between both groups as regard to PASI and thickness of skin as p value <0.05.Conclusion: Our study support that BLT has a potential benefit in the management psoriasis, the PASI & thickness of skin were decreased significantly after 4 weeks of combined treatment of BLT & topical steroid more than only topical steroid.

Keywords: BIOPTRON Light, Plaque Psoriasis, PASI, thickness of skin.


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