UV light relieves itch of multiple etiologies

June 1, 2002

Mechanism action UVB treatment isinactivation of pruritogenic substancesNewOrleans - UV light therapy has been used to treat a variety of pruriticconditions, although there is a lack of definitive data regarding the efficacyof the therapeutic modality in some of the disorders for which it has beentried, Henry W. Lim, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Academyof Dermatology.