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Nd:YAG laser treatment of herpes and aphthous ulcers: a preliminary study
Author(s): Frederick M. Parkins; Thomas J. O'Toole; John M. Yancey
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Paper Abstract

Previously herpes labialis and recurrent aphthous ulcers have not been successfully treated. A preliminary study with a pulsed Nd:YAG laser evaluated the results with a protocol of four minute non-contact exposures for both types of lesions. Most patients experienced relief of symptoms. The progress of herpes lesion was halted and aphthous lesions became desensitized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4166, Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (28 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389494
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Frederick M. Parkins, Univ. of Louisville School of Dentistry (United States)
Thomas J. O'Toole, Univ. of Louisville School of Dentistry (United States)
John M. Yancey, Univ. of Louisville School of Dentistry (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4166:
Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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