Photodynamic therapy

Dr Daniel Hewitt  MBBS, FACD

Dermatology Consultant, Burswood Dermatology, Burswood, Western Australia.

Introduction

PHOTODYNAMIC therapy (PDT) is recognised as an effective treatment for some skin diseases. It has a developing role in many neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases, and has an established role in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinomas and solar keratoses.

PDT requires the application of a photo-sensitising cream

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