Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology: An Update on Applications and Outcomes

Photodynamic therapy is a relatively new and rapidly evolving therapeutic option in dermatology.
Initially used for the treatment of actinic damage and nonmelanotic skin cancer,
more recent work indicates efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, such as
acne, infectious processes, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and photorejuvenation, among
others. This article provides a comprehensive review of applications and outcomes that use
topical photodynamic therapy in the treatment of dermatologic disease.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 27:52-62 © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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