ALA / PDT therapy branches toward benign skin tumors

March 1, 2002

New Orleans - With a brief yet successful track record of treatingmalignant and pre-malignant skin conditions, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) could soon become an effectivealternative for benign cutaneous tumors such as sebaceous hyperplasia, seborrheickeratoses, and plantar warts.