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European Journal of Dermatology


Successful Daylight-PDT using a self-adhesive 5-aminolaevulinic acid patch Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018

Dermatology Bern, Ittigenstr. 19, CH-3063 Ittigen, Switzerland

Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) for non-melanoma skin cancer using 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) and its methyl-ester, methyl-aminolaevulinic acid (MAL), is widely used [1]. The development and the use of a self-adhesive 5-aminolaevulinic acid patch for PDT for actinic keratosis have led to lesion clearance rates similar to those using conventional PDT with ALA or MAL in a cream base [2].The introduction of Daylight-PDT for actinic keratosis has simplified the PDT procedure and made it practically [...]