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Title: Photodynamic therapy as a new treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis
Authors: Ghaffarifar, F.
Jorjani, O.
Mirshams, M.
Miranbaygi, M.H.
Hosseini, Z.K.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: We assessed the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in 5 patients. Delta-aminolevulinic acid in a water- in-oil emulsion was applied to the lesions and irradiation was performed. The treatment was repeated once a week for a month. Each time, direct smears of the lesions were prepared and cultured in NNN media. In direct staining, smears showed no amastigotes after 1 or 2 sessions. Healing and cosmetic outcome after photodynamic therapy was excellent. Only mild local inflammatory reaction was noted with no scarring and 4 months after the last treatment session, there were no clinical signs of recurrence
Description: 902-908
Keywords: Photochemotherapy
Treatment Outcome
Subject: Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous
ISSN: 1020-3397
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