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Skin treatment with photodynamic therapy

Skin treatment with photodynamic therapy


Carol Coley
RN BSc(Hons)
Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist
Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a form of photochemotherapy in which the interaction between a photosensitiser, visible light and oxygen leads to a photo-oxidative reaction within the targeted cells.(1) PDT is recommended for the treatment of lesions that are unsuitable for other available therapies due to possible complications and/or poor cosmetic outcome.(2)

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