The possibility of reactivation of herpes simplex virus as a result of photodynamic therapy — case report
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Keywords

photodynamic therapy
herpes simplex virus
actinic keratosis terapia fotodynamiczna
wirus opryszczki pospolitej
rogowacenie słoneczne

How to Cite

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Szymoniak‑Lipska M, Dańczak‑Pazdrowska A, Pazdrowski P, Żaba R, Adamski Z, Polańska A. The possibility of reactivation of herpes simplex virus as a result of photodynamic therapy — case report. JoFA [Internet]. 2019Oct.10 [cited 2022May17];2(2):118-22. Available from: http://jofa.ump.edu.pl/index.php/jofa/article/view/19

Abstract

Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common disorder, presented with scaly, erythematous lesions associated with chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and possible transforming into an invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is one of non-invasive methods of treatment AK. We report the case of a 61-year-old female patient with AK treated with PDT in whom erythema and pustules with concomitant elevated body temperature were observed, what might indicate on reactivation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection.

https://doi.org/10.20883/jofa.17
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