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Topical 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy for recalcitrant facial flat wart in Chinese subjects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19017045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The facial flat wart (verruca plana) is not only a contagious viral disease, but also causes a disturbing cosmetic problem. Because 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy has successfully treated human papilloma virus-related diseases, we employed 20% 5-aminolevulinic acid and a light emitting diode on three recalcitrant facial flat wart patients. Most lesions achieved complete remission after three or four sessions. However, a few non-elevated lesions did not respond to this method. An ablative therapeutic mode is required in addition to 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy in such lesions. Therefore, we utilized an Er:YAG laser and 20% 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy for one session and achieved an excellent result. Patients should be informed of the possible side-effects of this treatment, such as erythema, exfoliation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and the requirement for sun protection.
Mao-Ying Lin; Lei-Hong Xiang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0385-2407     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2008-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
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MeSH Terms
Aminolevulinic Acid / administration & dosage*
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Facial Dermatoses / drug therapy*
Warts / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
106-60-5/Aminolevulinic Acid

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