PHOTOMAGNETOTHERAPY EFFICIENCY IN COMPLEX TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH DERMATITIS
Objective. To evaluate efficacy of photomagnetotherapy of patients with allergic contact dermatitis.
Materials and methods. All patients were pided into two clinical groups depending on the treatment regime. The control group (20 patients) received a conventional treatment. The conventional therapy in the experimental group (20 patients) was supplemented by a course of photomagnetotherapy (8—10 sessions). The exposure was carried out using a FotoSPOK device according to the method previously proposed by our group. The dynamics of the symptoms regression was assessed by calculating the dermatological symptoms scale index (DSSI). In addition, the state of the microcirculatory blood flow as well as the quality of life (DLQI) were assessed.
Results. By the therapy end the initial DSSI values in the experimental group of patients decreased by 83.7% (p<0.05) while on the background of the standard treatment the decline achieved only 66.5% (p<0.05). The bandpass ratio decreased by 21.8% after the standard treatment and by 41.9% in the experimental group. The average spectrum frequency decreased by 23.7% in the control group and by 24.9% in the group of patients having received photomagnetotherapy not differing from the observed patients' healthy skin. The patient's skin temperature fell to 33.2—32.2°C after the standard treatment and to 31.8—30.1°C in the experimental group. The DLQI reduction in the experimental group was 86.8% after the treatment and 79.3% in the control group.
Conclusion. Photomagnetotherapy promotes reduction of the allergic contact dermatitis symptoms as well as restoration of skin microcirculation, faster and more pronounced normalization of the temperature characteristics of lesions and shortening the treatment duration.