European Dermatology Forum Guidelines on topical photodynamic therapy

Morton, Colin; Szeimies, Rolf-Markus; Sidoroff, Alexis; Wennberg, Ann-Marie; Basset-Seguin, Nicole; Calzavara-Pinton, Piergiacomo; Gilaberte, Yolanda; Hofbauer, Günther; Hunger, Robert; Karrer, Sigrid; Lehmann, Percy; Piaserico, Stefano; Ulrich, Claas; Braathen, Lasse (2015). European Dermatology Forum Guidelines on topical photodynamic therapy. European journal of dermatology EJD, 25(4), pp. 296-311. John Libbey Eurotext 10.1684/ejd.2015.2570

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Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely approved therapy for actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma in-situ, superficial and certain thin basal cell carcinomas. Recurrence rates are typically equivalent to existing therapies, although inferior to surgery for nodular basal cell carcinoma. PDT can be used both as a lesional or as a field therapy and has the potential to delay/reduce the development of new lesions. PDT has also been studied for its place in the treatment of, as well as its potential to prevent, superficial skin cancers in immune-suppressed patients, although sustained clearance rates are lower than for immunocompetent individuals. Many additional indications have been evaluated, including photo-rejuvenation and inflammatory and infective dermatoses. This S2 guideline considers all current and emerging indications for the use of topical photodynamic therapy in Dermatology, prepared by the PDT subgroup of the European Dermatology Forum guidelines committee. It presents consensual expert recommendations reflecting current published evidence. An unabridged version of this guideline is available online at: http://www.euroderm.org/edf/index.php/edf-guidelines.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Hunger, Robert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1167-1122

Publisher:

John Libbey Eurotext

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

14 Mar 2016 08:52

Last Modified:

10 Nov 2016 07:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1684/ejd.2015.2570

PubMed ID:

26065545

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/76284

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