Title: To compare the Safety & Efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy plus Narrowband Ultravoilet B (NBUVB) therapy versus Narrowband Ultravoilet B Therapy alone in the treatment of Vitiligo – A Double Blind, Randomised Controlled Study
Authors: Mohan S Kale, Dhanraj D Chavan, Varsha P Jamale, Balkrishna P Nikam, Asma Hussain, Ria Rai, Shruti D Chavan
Phototherapy with narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB) therapy is the gold standard treatment for the treatment of vitiligo currently. The long duration of treatment is one of the major limiting factors of the therapy. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one of the promising new treatments in the arena of dermatology and has been previously tried by some authors with varying amounts of success in the treatment of vitiligo. In this study we have attempted to analyse whether the addition of PRP therapy to NBUVB therapy in the treatment of vitiligo provides any advantage in terms of the repigmentation speed. We concluded at the end of the study that addition of PRP to NBUVB therapy does not provide any advantage for faster outcomes of treatment.
Keywords: PRP, NBUVB, Vitiligo.