A systematic review of Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy for treatment of psoriasis: An emerging therapeutic modality

Derek Ho, Eugene Koo, Andrew Mamalis, Jared Jagdeo

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Background: Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition. The economic burden of psoriasis is approximately $35.2 billion in the United States per year, and treatment costs are increasing at a higher rate than general inflation. Light emitting diode (LED) phototherapy may represent a cost-effective, efficacious, safe, and portable treatment modality for psoriasis. Objective: The goal of our manuscript is to review the published literature and provide evidence-based recommendations on LED phototherapy for the treatment of psoriasis. Methods &Materials: A search of the databases Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CINAHL was performed on April 5, 2016. Key search terms were related to psoriasis and LED-based therapies. Results: A total of 7,793 articles were generated from the initial search and 5 original articles met inclusion criteria for our review. Grade of recommendation: B for LED-blue light. Grade of recommendation: C for LED-ultraviolet B, LED-red light, and combination LED-near-infrared and LED-red light. Conclusion: We envision further characterizing the effects of LED phototherapy to treat psoriasis in patients may increase adoption of LED-based modalities and provide clinicians and patients with new therapeutic options that balance safety, efficacy, and cost. D

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-488
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume16
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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A systematic review of Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy for treatment of psoriasis : An emerging therapeutic modality. / Ho, Derek; Koo, Eugene; Mamalis, Andrew; Jagdeo, Jared.

In: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Vol. 16, No. 5, 01.05.2017, p. 482-488.

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