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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 663-665

Role of Q-switched ND:YAG laser in nevus of Ota: A study of 25 cases

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Katihar Medical College, Katihar, Bihar, India

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Shivangi Sharma
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Katihar Medical College, Katihar - 854 105, Bihar
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.91824

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Background: Nevus of Ota is common condition in Indian patients. The condition is more common in females, with a male-female ratio of 1:4.8. Aim : To evaluate long-term efficacy safety and stability of Q-switched ND:YAG laser in treatment of Nevus of Ota. Design: 6 month follow-up of patients of Nevus of Ota, treated with Q-switched ND:YAG laser Materials and Methods : Twenty-five patients of Nevus of Ota were treated with Q-switched ND:YAG laser for a period of 1 year and 9 months; patient had fitzpatricks skin type 4 and 5; detailed history, clinical examination, ophthalmoscopy, and otoscopy was done in all cases; clinical photographs were taken before and after the completion of treatments. Six-month follow-up was done after the last session. Response to treatment was graded based on physician's global assessment. Result : More than 70% improvement was seen in 15 patients (60%). Eight patients (32%) had moderate and two patients (8%) showed mild improvement.

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