Dermatology 2013

Notes: Czaika, Viktor

Nenoff, Pietro

Glockner, Andreas

Fegeler, Wolfgang

Becker, Karsten

Schmalreck, Arno F

eng

Egypt

2014/01/07 06:00

Int J Microbiol. 2013;2013:703905. doi: 10.1155/2013/703905. Epub 2013 Dec 11.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24391669

Author Address: Klinik fur Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin, Germany.

Laboratorium fur medizinische Mikrobiologie, Strasse des Friedens 8, 04579 Molbis, Germany.

BDH-Klinik Greifswald GmbH, Karl-Liebknecht-Ring 26a, 17491 Greifswald, Germany.

Institute of Medical Microbiology, Domagkstrasse 10, 48149 Munster, Germany.

MBS-Microbiology, P.O. Box 101247, 80086 Munich, Germany.

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4556Author: Darlenski, R. and Fluhr, J. W.

Year: 2013

Title: Photodynamic therapy in dermatology: past, present, and future

Journal: J Biomed Opt

Volume: 18

Issue: 6

Pages: 061208

Date: Jun

Short Title: Photodynamic therapy in dermatology: past, present, and future

Alternate Journal: Journal of biomedical optics

ISSN: 1560-2281 (Electronic)

1083-3668 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.061208

Accession Number: 23149885

Keywords: Animals

Dermatology/*methods/*trends

Humans

Photochemotherapy/*methods/*trends

Skin Diseases/therapy

Abstract: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a noninvasive therapeutic method first introduced in the field of dermatology. It is mainly used for the treatment of precancerous and superficial malignant skin tumors. Today PDT finds new applications not only for nononcologic dermatoses but also in the field of other medical specialties such as otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, neurology, gastroenterology, and urology. We are witnessing a broadening of the spectrum of skin diseases that are treated by PDT. Since its introduction, PDT protocol has evolved significantly in terms of increasing method efficacy and patient safety. In this era of evidence-based medicine, it is expected that much effort will be put into creating a worldwide accepted consensus on PDT. A review on the current knowledge of PDT is given, and the historical basis of the method’s evolution since its introduction in the 1900s is presented. At the end, future challenges of PDT are focused on discussing gaps that exist for research in the field.

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