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BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a popular treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer with clearance rates of between 70% and 100%. Although reported to have a superior cosmetic outcome, the inconvenience of hospital visits and discomfort during therapy are considered drawbacks. OBJECTIVES To present an open pilot study of a low-irradiance, potentially(More)
BACKGROUND Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) using 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) and its methylated ester, methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) is widely used to treat superficial non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). It has been proposed that ALA PDT is more painful than MAL PDT. The aim of this paper was to compare pain scores of MAL PDT with ALA PDT in our patients(More)
Whole-body ultraviolet (UV)A1 (340-400 nm) phototherapy was first introduced 30 years ago, but is currently available in the UK in only three dermatology departments. A workshop to discuss UVA1 was held by the British Photodermatology Group in May 2009, the aim of which was to provide an overview of UVA1 phototherapy and its role in practice, and to(More)
BACKGROUND Ultraviolet A1(UVA1) phototherapy is increasingly being used in the treatment of morphea, atopic dermatitis, lupus and some other recalcitrant dermatoses. We present a retrospective review of our experience with this modality. AIM To evaluate the treatment response rates for various dermatoses and adverse effects of UVA1 phototherapy. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Segmental vitiligo (SV) and generalized vitiligo (GV) are perceived to evolve by different mechanisms, the former with unspecified neural mechanisms and the latter by melanocyte specific autoimmune mechanisms. However, the two diverse mechanisms are difficult to reconcile in cases of "mixed vitiligo". To test the possibility of a common(More)
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous intra-epidermal carcinoma (IEC) are the most common periocular tumours and can be associated with significant morbidity. Five percent of imiquimod cream and photodynamic therapy (PDT) are popular non-surgical treatment options but are currently not licensed for periocular use. OBJECTIVES To review our(More)
BACKGROUND We have reported segmented lesions in acral vitiligo as well as in generalized vitiligo and thereby proposed somatic mosaicism as a predisposing feature in all forms of vitiligo. This study is a further attempt to characterize and understand such segmented lesions by screening a large series of patients. METHODS We searched our electronic(More)