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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-72

Colocalization of psoriasis and vitiligo treated with apremilast and narrowband ultraviolet B combination in an adolescent girl

1 Department of DVL, IMS and Sum Hospital, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of DVL, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of DVL, JP Hospital, Rourkela, Odisha, India

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Dr Trashita Hassanandani
Department of DVL, IMS and Sum Hospital, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_82_19

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Coexistence of psoriasis and vitiligo in the same patient is a therapeutic challenge; several modalities have been tried with varying results. Apremilast is a PDE4 inhibitor used in psoriasis, while recent reports are highlighting its additional role in repigmentation of vitiligo. However, data are scarce, regarding its usage in the pediatric population. Narrowband ultraviolet B therapy (NB-UVB) is an effective treatment modality in both psoriasis and vitiligo and can be safely combined with apremilast. Here, we present an adolescent girl with anatomical colocalization of psoriasis and vitiligo effectively treated with combination of apremilast and NB-UVB therapy.

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