Allergic contact dermatitis to methyl aminolevulinate (Metvix®) cream used in photodynamic therapy

Authors


Corresponding author:
Matthew J. Harries, M.R.C.P.
The Dermatology Centre
The University of Manchester
Hope Hospital
Stott Lane
Salford
Manchester M6 8HD
UK
e-mail: mjharries@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is increasingly used in the treatment of superficial skin malignancies including actinic keratosis, Bowen's disease and superficial basal cell carcinoma. Contact allergy to the prodrug is rarely reported. We report a case of allergic contact dermatitis to methyl aminolevulinate cream used in PDT.

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