Oral aminolevulinic acid induces protoporphyrin IX fluorescence in psoriatic plaques and peripheral blood cells.

@article{Bissonnette2001OralAA,
  title={Oral aminolevulinic acid induces protoporphyrin IX fluorescence in psoriatic plaques and peripheral blood cells.},
  author={R Bissonnette and Haishan Zeng and David I. McLean and Mladen Korbelik and Hao Lui},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={339-45}
}
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical aminolevulinic acid (ALA) has been shown in previous studies to improve psoriasis. However, topical ALA-PDT may not be practical for the treatment of extensive disease. In order to overcome this limitation we have explored the potential use of oral ALA administration in psoriatic patients. Twelve patients with plaque… CONTINUE READING