Topical methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy for the treatment of folliculitis
Abstract:Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been found to be effective for the treatment of acne vulgaris. We now wish to present a case series of seven patients who were successfully treated for chronic folliculitis with PDT after photosensitization with topical methyl aminolevulinate. The folliculitis had occurred in areas of acne-prone skin of the patients, mainly after long-term administration of antibiotics.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Research Unit for Photodermatology, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Publication date: August 1, 2007