Photodynamic Therapy

Sonal Choudhary, Keyvan Nouri, Mohamed L. Elsaie

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The following discussion entails describing the mechanism of action of photodynamic therapy, including the types of sensitizing agents used and the various light/laser sources that can be applied. Further, it will review the technique for applying the two-step process of photodynamic therapy (PDT), and will include mention of possible adverse effects that can be associated with PDT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • ALA
  • Kerastick
  • Levulan
  • MAL
  • PDT
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Photosensitizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Choudhary, S., Nouri, K., & Elsaie, M. L. (2012). Photodynamic Therapy. In Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step (pp. 387-390). Wiley-Blackwell.