Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is increasingly being used to treat skin cancers. Knowledge of the detailed characteristics of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA)-induced protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) fluorescence in diseased and normal skin is incomplete. Understanding the characteristics of PpIX fluorescence in normal skin may facilitate optimization of PDT regimes while minimizing side effects in the surrounding normal skin. We investigated the characteristics of ALA-induced PpIX fluorescence in normal skin.
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Ibbotson, S. H., Jong, C., Lesar, A., Ferguson, J. S., Padgett, M., O'Dwyer, M., Barnetson, R., & Ferguson, J. (2006). Characteristics of 5-aminolaevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX fluorescence in human skin in vivo. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 22(2), 105-110. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0781.2006.00202.x