Henry Ford Hospital dermatology experience with Levulan Kerastick and blue light photodynamic therapy

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research


Author(s): Rivard J, Ozog D

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) takes advantage of our understanding of the cutaneous response to topically applied porphyrins to selectively destroy malignant or premalignant cells. This type of therapy has been used to treat a variety of cutaneous diseases, including actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, acne, and others. The treatment protocols are not standardized across institutions. We present the Henry Ford Dermatology protocol and early results of our first 150 treatments with PDT.


Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
Journal Abbreviation: J Drugs Dermatol
Journal Date Published: 2006-06-15


National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 16774110
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16774110
Lasted Revision: 2013-11-21


Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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