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Aminolevulinic acid and methyl aminolevulinate equally effective in topical photodynamic therapy for non-melanoma skin cancers.

Journal article
Authors M Tarstedt
Martin Gillstedt
Ann-Marie Wennberg Larkö
John Paoli
Published in Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
Volume 30
Issue 3
Pages 420-3
ISSN 1468-3083
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Pages 420-3
Language en
Subject categories Dermatology and Venereal Diseases


Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for superficial non-melanoma skin cancers. Two prodrugs, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and methyl aminolevulinate (MAL), are available for clinical use. There is, however, a lack of studies comparing the clinical effectiveness of these two prodrugs.

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