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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 75  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 593--595

Autoimplantation therapy for multiple warts


Department of Dermatology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, India

Correspondence Address:
V Shivakumar
No. 66, 11th cross, Indiranagar 1st stage, Bangalore - 560 038, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.57721

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Background: In the treatment of multiple warts, there is no single treatment that is 100% effective and different modalities of treatment need to be combined. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of homologous autoimplantation therapy in the treatment of multiple warts. Methods: A total of 60 patients of multiple verruca vulgaris and palmo-plantar warts were enrolled. Homologous autoimplantation was done after harvesting full-depth wart tissue. Patients were followed upto a period of 6 months. Resolution of warts within a period of 3 months after procedure was considered successful. Results: All the 60 patients were available for follow-up. A total of 28 patients of verruca vulgaris (70%) and 16 patients of palmo-plantar warts (80%) showed resolution of warts within 3 months, accounting for a total clearance rate of 73.3%. Majority of the responders (91%) showed resolution of warts within 2 months. Conclusion: This study demonstrates that homologous autoimplantation could be an effective, simple modality of treatment for multiple warts.






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