δ-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA)
The role of ALA-PDT in precanceroses and epithelial tumors is steadily increasing and ALA has been shown to be the drug with the greatest clinical use in PDT. In dermatology, topical PDT with ALA is already being postulated to be the treatment of choice for solar keratoses (SK) and superficial BCC. Other indications for ALA-treatment are nontumoral applications, especially psoriasis, viral-induced diseases such as vulgar warts, or acne vulgaris.
KeywordsAminolevulinic Acid Amelanotic Melanoma Solar Keratose Porphyrin Fluorescence Methyl Aminolevulinate
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