Two cases of basal cell carcinomas treated by topical photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolevulinate

Ju Hee Lee, Yong Kwan Rho, Hye In Lee, Beom Joon Kim, Myeung Nam Kim, Kye Yong Song, Chang Hun Huh

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Abstract

Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) via topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is potentially useful for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma. However, as a photosensitizer used in PDT, methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) can replace ALA, because MAL has more advantages than ALA. We treated two patients with basal cell carcinoma using MAL-PDT. Topical MAL-PDT may be a safe and effective treatment modality for basal cell carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-799
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume46
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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    Lee, J. H., Rho, Y. K., Lee, H. I., Kim, B. J., Kim, M. N., Song, K. Y., & Huh, C. H. (2008). Two cases of basal cell carcinomas treated by topical photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolevulinate. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 46(6), 796-799.