The Successful Use of ALA-PDT in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Mollusum Contagiosum

March 2004 | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | Case Reports | 187 | Copyright © March 2004

Michael H. Gold, MD; Molly M. Boring, RN, MSN, FNP-C; Tancy Bridges, RN, MSN, FNP-C and Vriginia L. Bradshaw, RN, MSN, GNP-C

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) has been shown to be safe and effective for a variety of skin concerns. The case report described is the first successfully documented use of ALA/PDT in the therapy of recalcitrant molluscum contagiosum in HIV-positive individuals.