Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther 2021 May 12:102340. Epub 2021 May 12.
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In recent years, 5-aminolevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) has rapidly evolved and has been widely applied in the treatment of skin diseases in China. To further standardize, guide, and promote the clinical applications of ALA-PDT in dermatology, the Chinese Society of Dermatology, Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Dermatology, Photomedicine Therapeutic Equipment Group of Committee on Skin Disease, and Cosmetic Dermatology of China Association of Medical Equipment chose relevant experts engaged in ALA-PDT to revise and update the first edition of "Clinical application of 5-aminolevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy: an expert consensus statement" and establish this edition of guidelines, to provide a reference for Chinese dermatologists in clinical practice. In the guideline, the expert group reached relatively consistent opinions on ALA-PDT with regard to the mechanisms of action, therapeutic protocol, clinical applications, adverse reactions and countermeasures, precautions, care, and efficacy evaluation. Read More