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Photodynamic therapy: a better treatment for widespread Bowen's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3408664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report here the use of photodynamic therapy to treat two patients with multiple lesions of Bowen's disease. A total of over 500 lesions were treated, less than 10% requiring two treatments, and at follow-up 6 months later no lesions remained in either patient. The only important side-effect of treatment was a marked photosensitivity reaction. We consider photodynamic therapy an efficient treatment for Bowen's disease; multiple lesions can be treated in a short treatment session, without local anaesthesia, and healing occurs within 2 weeks.
P J Robinson; J A Carruth; G M Fairris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-07     Completed Date:  1988-10-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton.
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MeSH Terms
Bowen's Disease / drug therapy*
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / drug therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Photochemotherapy* / adverse effects

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