Treatment of recalcitrant viral warts with pulsed dye laser MAL-PDT.
Summary of "Treatment of recalcitrant viral warts with pulsed dye laser MAL-PDT."
Abstract Background: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been explored for the treatment of recalcitrant viral warts (VW) with good results in recent publications. Methods: We carried out a descriptive and observational study in 19 patients with recalcitrant VW. Methyl aminolaevulinic acid (MAL) was occluded for 3 hours and pulsed dye laser (PDL) was used as the light source. VW were treated weekly until they were clear or for a maximum of six sessions. Results: A total of 53% of the VW cleared, and 26% of the patients demonstrated complete clearance of all their VW. The treatment was well tolerated and no adverse events were recorded. Conclusions: PDL-PDT is an effective and well-tolerated treatment option for patients with recalcitrant VW. Though only half of patients show any improvement, responders are likely to show complete clearance of their warts.
Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of dermatological treatment
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20673158
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09546631003681078
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