Title

Eruption of bullae within psoriatic plaques: a rare adverse effect of narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Dermatology; Department of Medicine; Division of Dermatopathology

Date

6-2012

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Blister; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Psoriasis; Ultraviolet Therapy

Disciplines

Dermatology | Medical Pathology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Abstract

The sudden eruption of bullae within psoriatic plaques is an uncommon adverse effect of narrow-band UVB phototherapy (TL-01 radiation). We report the case of a 49-year-old man who developed a bullous eruption after several NB-UVB treatments and will review important aspects of this unusual phototherapy complication.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Dermatol Online J. 2012 Jun 15;18(6):3.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

22747927