publication . Article . 2018

Comparative study between cryotherapy and salicylic acid in the treatment of plantar warts in Erbil - Iraq

Alaa Abdulrahman Sulaiman; Naz Hoshyar Muhamad;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences, volume 22, pages 65-72 (issn: 1995-5588, eissn: 1995-5596, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hawler Medical University
Background and objective: Plantar warts are hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of feet. Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, usually self-limiting, but treatment is generally recommended to lessen symptoms, decrease duration, and reduce transmission. The study aimed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of topical 40% salicylic acid in comparison to cryotherapy in the treatment of plantar wart. Methods: This study was conducted from March 2015 to January 2016 on 70 patients with plantar wart who attended the consultation clinic of dermatology department in Rizgary teaching hospital. Patients were randomly allocated t...
Medical Subject Headings: virus diseases
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