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Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2002 Jan;2(1):45-53.

Photodynamic therapy: applications in dermatology.

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University Department of Dermatology, Western Infirmary Glasgow, G11 6NT, UK. joyce.leman.wg@northglasgow.scot.nhs.uk

Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) offers the potential of an effective new treatment in several areas of medicine. Topical photodynamic therapy is practical and non-invasive and is particularly suited to dermatological indications. A variety of pre-malignant and malignant skin lesions including Bowen's disease, actinic keratoses (AKs) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have been treated with success. The role of PDT in inflammatory dermatoses remains to be established. The currently available literature is reviewed.

PMID:
11772339
DOI:
10.1517/14712598.2.1.45
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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