Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57--65

Effect of calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel phonophoresis on psoriasis: a single-blind randomized controlled trial


Ereny S Wahba 
 Department of Physical Therapy for Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
PhD Ereny S Wahba
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, 7 Ahmed Alzayate Street, Been ’lsarayat, Giza 12111
Egypt

Background Psoriasis is a common, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease that can affect all aspects of a person’s life including esthetic appearance, relationships with others, and psychological, social, and physical functioning. Objective This study was conducted to investigate the therapeutic benefits of calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel (Dovobet gel) phonophoresis in the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Patients and methods Forty patients with a moderate degree of psoriasis (localized psoriasis) were included, and their age ranged from 25 to 45 years. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups: the study group underwent calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel phonophoresis and the control group underwent calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel. All treatment interventions were applied at a frequency of three sessions per week for 8 weeks. Outcome measures were performed through ultrasound imaging system that was used to measure the thickness of the skin. The assessment was done before treatment and after 8 weeks of the treatment. Results There was a significant decrease in the skin thickness after treatment in the study group compared with that of control group (P<0.0001). Conclusion Calcipotriol plus betamethasone diproprionate phonophoresis is a useful therapeutic procedure in the treatment of plaque psoriasis.


How to cite this article:
Wahba ES. Effect of calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel phonophoresis on psoriasis: a single-blind randomized controlled trial.Bull Fac Phys Ther 2019;24:57-65


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Wahba ES. Effect of calcipotriol plus betamethasone dipropionate gel phonophoresis on psoriasis: a single-blind randomized controlled trial. Bull Fac Phys Ther [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 May 27 ];24:57-65
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