European guidelines for topical photodynamic therapy part 2: emerging indications--field cancerization, photorejuvenation and inflammatory/infective dermatoses.

@article{Morton2013EuropeanGF,
  title={European guidelines for topical photodynamic therapy part 2: emerging indications--field cancerization, photorejuvenation and inflammatory/infective dermatoses.},
  author={C A Morton and R M Szeimies and Alexis Sidoroff and Lasse Roger. Braathen},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={672-9}
}
In addition to established indications in non-melanoma skin cancer in immunocompetent patients, photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been studied for the treatment, and possible prevention, of superficial skin cancers in immunosuppressed patients. As a topical photosensitizer can be applied over large areas, PDT is also increasingly used for field cancerization in photodamaged skin, with evidence of potential to delay the development of actinic keratoses and basal cell carcinoma, although direct… CONTINUE READING

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