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2022 Feb 23

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther

Adverse reactions of ALA-PDT for the treatment of cutaneous diseases: a retrospective study.


Lei S, Yang J, Zhang L, Zhang Y, Yan G, Zhang H, Yang J, Wang P, Zhang G, Zhou Z, Xiuli W
Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther. 2022 Feb 23:102783.
PMID: 35218941.


5-Aminolaevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) is an effective therapy for cutaneous diseases, such as precancers, superficial non melanoma skin cancers and certain inflammatory or viral conditions. However, the absence of a complete picture of adverse reactions limits the promotion of ALA-PDT.