Bottom line: The antimicrobial treatment aPDT is not associated with significant histological ciliary or epithelial injury and is safe for human treatment.
Explore this issue:December 2012
Reference: Biel MA, Jones JW, Pedigo L, Gibbs A, Loebel N. The effect of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy on human ciliated respiratory mucosa. Laryngoscope. 2012;122(12):2628-2632.
—Reviewed by Sue Pondrom