Photothermal therapy enhanced the effectiveness of imiquimod against refractory cutaneous warts through boosting immune responses.

@article{Shi2018PhotothermalTE,
  title={Photothermal therapy enhanced the effectiveness of imiquimod against refractory cutaneous warts through boosting immune responses.},
  author={Lei Shi and Min Luo and Fuhe Zhang and Linglin Zhang and Bo Wang and Pei Pei Liu and Yunfeng Zhang and Haiyan Zhang and Degang Yang and Guolong Zhang and Feifan Zhou and Herbert Stepp and Ronald Sroka and Wei-Richard Chen and Xiuli Wang},
  journal={Journal of biophotonics},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          e201800149
        }
}
Refractory cutaneous warts are difficult to eliminate. In-situ photo-immunotherapy (ISPI) is an innovative treatment concept combining local photothermal therapy (PTT) and topical immunotherapy using imiquimod. To compare the efficacy of ISPI versus topical imiquimod alone, a prospective randomized controlled trial was performed with patients suffering from… CONTINUE READING