Factors influencing pain and efficacy of topical photodynamic therapy: a retrospective study

E. Lydon, R. S. Dawe, S. H. Ibbotson (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is widely used to treat superficial non-melanoma skin cancers and dysplasia. Pain may be experienced during irradiation, with one study showing pain intervention was required in 44% of PDT treatments. Other retrospective studies indicated that large treatment areas on head and neck sites, actinic keratoses and strong protoporphyrin IX fluorescence may be predictors of more severe PDT-induced pain, but data were not conclusive. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-206
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume180
Issue number1
Early online date14 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

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