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    Background: Phototherapy is one of the treatments for vitiligo. To be specific, the combination of narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) with topical preparations has currently become the most common therapeutic modality. Moreover, the research on new topical drug has been a hot issue in the field of vitiligo. Objective: At present, simvastatin has been considered as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of vitiligo. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report concerning the successful application of NB-UVB combined with topical simvastatin in the treatment of vitiligo. Methods: In this article, a clinical case report was presented, where the patient was not responsive to NB-UVB but was markedly responsive to the treatment of UVB combined with topical simvastatin. Results: A 34-year-old Chinese female patient with vitiligo was cured by NB-UVB combined with topical simvastatin solution. Conclusions: NB-UVB combined with topical simvastatin may be a potential treatment against vitiligo. This research was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of Third People's Hospital of Hangzhou.


    Wenting Hu, Yangyang Ma, Fuquan Lin, Miaoni Zhou, Ai-E Xu. Narrowband Ultraviolet B Combined with Topical Simvastatin Solution in the Treatment of Vitiligo: A Case Report. Photobiomodulation, photomedicine, and laser surgery. 2022 May;40(5):362-364

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