| NET STUDY
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 129-
Falknor's needling method as a potential immunotherapy in palmo-plantar warts
Pramila Kumari1, Devendra Yadav1, Anita Vijay1, Suresh Kumar Jain1, Mukesh Kumar2, Ramesh Kumar1, Asha Nyati1
1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, GMC, Kota, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of General Surgery, GMC, Kota, Rajasthan, India
Background and Aim: Treatment of palmoplantar warts is a challenge for dermatologists. We aimed to study the efficacy and safety of Falknor's needling method in palmoplantar warts.
Methods: In an open, nonrandomized study, the index wart of eligible patients was punctured several times with a 26-gauge needle to produce a “beefy” red wound. Patients were followed up to 6 months.
Results: Out of 82 patients, complete resolution occurred in 58 (70.7%) and partial response in 5 (6.1%) patients. Nine (10.9%) patients developed secondary infection.
Limitations: Small sample size, No comparison group.
Conclusion: Falknor's needling method provides a high rate of complete resolution after a single treatment session. It is easy to perform and is cost effective.
Dr. Devendra Yadav
KR207, MBS Hospital Campus, Opposite Circuit House, Kota, Rajasthan
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*