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  Year: 2006 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 1-2 | Pages: 39-44
  Review Article
  TOPICAL PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY
Poljacki M, Jovanovic M, Matovic Lj, Lugonja B, Gajic B, Ros T.
  DOI: 10.2298/AOO0602039P
  Abstract:
  Topical photodynamic therapy is a therapeutic modality in development, thus arises grate interest among dermatologists worldwide. It is an effective therapy for actinic keratosis, superficial BCC and Bowen's disease. Treatment efficacy, good cosmetics, low risk of skin cancer, low invasiveness, low rate of adverse events, facility for treating multiple or large lesions, especially in poor healing sites and, for penile, digital and facial involvement, low general toxicity and possibility of repeating the treatments with the same efficiency, enable topical photodynamic therapy to become increasingly practiced treatment modality. Researching aimed topical photodynamic therapy to prove as a treatment modality for clinical use in other dermatoses, is in experimental phase. To answer the question when dermatologist should consider using topical photodynamic therapy treatment modatility, we are present available date.
  Key words: Administration, Topical; Photochemotherapy; Aminolevulinic Acid; Keratosis; Carcinoma, Basal Cell; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
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