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International Journal of Dermatology Research

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Photodynamic therapy for conventional treatment resistant actinic keratosi

Author(s):

Aakif Ullah Khan, Karim Khan, Ghufran Biradar, Arif Ullah, Moiz Khan

Abstract:
Introduction: Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common skin disease, presumably caused by long term sun exposure, and capable to undergo malignant transformation. Here, we present a case of AK successfully treated with PDT. A 75-years old male patient presented with AK on the head. The patient had received conventional treatments for the last 3 years, with no satisfactory outcome. The patient was treated with methyl aminolaevulinate based PDT in three sessions. After 3 months of the treatment, the patient illustrated complete response to the treatment. The patient has been followed up for 2 years and no recurrence has been observed. PDT has a rapid response and significantly effective for improving Actinic Keratoses lesions.

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International Journal of Dermatology Research
How to cite this article:
Aakif Ullah Khan, Karim Khan, Ghufran Biradar, Arif Ullah, Moiz Khan. Photodynamic therapy for conventional treatment resistant actinic keratosi. Int. J. Dermatol. Res. 2020;2(1):13-14. DOI: 10.33545/26646471.2020.v2.i1a.26