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Successful treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis with intralesional aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy.
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PMID:  21950631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Leishmaniasis is a protozoan infectious disease that often affects the skin and may acquire a chronic and difficult to treat course. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a novel treatment which involves the selective uptake of a photosensitizing agent. Exposure to an appropriate light source in the presence of oxygen leads to formation of reactive oxygen species and destruction of the target cells. We report on the successful treatment of a 69-year-old patient with a relapse of long-standing cutaneous leishmaniasis using intralesional aminolevulinic acid-PDT.
George Evangelou; Konstantin Krasagakis; Elpida Giannikaki; Sabine Kruger-Krasagakis; Androniki Tosca
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1600-0781     ISO Abbreviation:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013641     Medline TA:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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