We studied the effect of sunburn-spectrum ultraviolet (UVB) phototherapy on intractable pruritus of twenty five patients on hemodialysis for chronic renal failure. All the patients reported a marked and generalized disappearance in pruritus after a course of two weeks of treatment and two to eight exposure (mean 5). Patients remain in remission for a mean of at least 14 months (9 ± 3) after the treatment. Our experience confirms that ultraviolet phototherapy is an effective, safe and long lasting treatment for uremic pruritus.
|Titolo:||[Phototherapy and uremic pruritus]|
CROSTI, CARLO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Pruritus ; Evaluation Studies as Topic ; Ultraviolet Therapy ; Uremia ; Humans ; Adult ; Middle Aged ; Renal Dialysis ; Time Factors ; Male ; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-1988|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|