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Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology

  • Michael H. Gold
  • Covers all photosensitizers available worldwide, how to use them, where, and best practices

  • Organized by disease category Newest FDA approved photosensitizer included

  • Contributions from leading US and European researchers on PDT

  • Details on how to incorporate PDT into daily clinical practice


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael H. Gold
    Pages 1-4
  3. Melanie Palm, Mitchel P. Goldman
    Pages 5-29
  4. Amy Forman Taub
    Pages 31-45
  5. Rolf-Markus Szeimies, Philipp Babilas
    Pages 77-82
  6. Ricardo Ruiz-Rodriguez, Brian Zelickson
    Pages 83-90
  7. Carin Sandberg, Ann-Marie Wennberg, Olle Larkö
    Pages 91-96
  8. Cara Garretson, Amy Forman Taub
    Pages 105-122
  9. George Martin
    Pages 123-138
  10. Peter Bjerring, Kaare Christiansen
    Pages 149-159
  11. Hannah C. de Vijlder, H. A. Martino Neumann
    Pages 173-180
  12. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas
    Pages 181-192
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 193-205

About this book


Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology is the first book to cover global research on photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the management of skin disease. Although a relatively young procedure, PDT has enjoyed increased popularity during the last ten years. As research has grown, two distinct routes have appeared: the United States model and the European one, each focusing on different uses and photosensitizers. Dr. Gold has assembled the world’s experts on PDT to create a book that concisely covers every use and photosensitizer available around the world and includes comprehensive coverage of both of the FDA-approved photosensitizers in the United States, all the while carefully differentiating between off-label and FDA-approved uses of photodynamic therapy. Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology emphasizes how to integrate PDT into practice. Toward this end, it is organized by disease category, with each chapter providing a systematic discussion of indications, PDT approaches from country to country, common side effects, prognosis as well as the underlying science. The book will be of value to dermatologists seeking a state-of-the-art review of PDT around the world, the latest in its clinical uses, and guidance on how to incorporate PDT into clinical practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael H. Gold
    • 1
  1. 1.Gold Skin Care Center, Tennessee Clinical Research CenterDermatologic and Cosmetic SurgeonNashvilleUSA

About the editors

Michael H. Gold, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at both Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He is also a dermatologic and cosmetic surgeon at the Gold Skin Care Center in Tennessee, as well as its founder and medical director.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology
  • Editors Michael H. Gold
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1297-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5116-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-1298-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 205
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

“This book reviews the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in dermatology, covering both established uses and its use for conditions that are not commonly treated with this method. … The book is appropriate for dermatologists in training or practice, and it would be a good resource for dermatologists planning to incorporate PDT into their practice. … With its updates and in-depth practical tips on the use of PDT that other books do not have … this is a useful book.” (Roger C. Lee, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2011)