Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 247--250

Treating multiple and recalcitrant wart with autoimplantation technique


Swapna Subhash Khatu, Yuvraj Eknath More, Divyank Vankawala, Sai S Pawar, Neeta Rajendra Gokhale, Dipali Chetan Chavan 
 Department of Dermatology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Swapna Subhash Khatu
Department of Dermatology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Narhe, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
India

Background: Warts are benign tumors involving skin and mucous membrane that are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Several treatment modalities are available for treating multiple warts, but without any significant response or cost-effectiveness. Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of autoimplantation therapy in the treatment of recalcitrant and multiple warts. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients of multiple warts (more than five warts per patient), palmoplantar warts, recurrent warts, and resistant warts were enrolled in this study. A small piece of warty tissue was introduced in the wound with the help of 26 no. needle. Patients were assessed monthly and resolution after 3 months was considered complete clearance. Result: Out of 40 patients, 21 patients of verruca vulgaris (75%) and 10 patients of palmoplantar warts (83.3%) showed resolution within 3 months, accounting for a total clearance rate of 77.5%. Conclusion: Autoimplantation of wart using the pared stratum corneum of wart is a safe, efficacious, less painful, and in-office procedure for the treatment of multiple, recurrent, and palmoplantar warts.


How to cite this article:
Khatu SS, More YE, Vankawala D, Pawar SS, Gokhale NR, Chavan DC. Treating multiple and recalcitrant wart with autoimplantation technique.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2017;6:247-250


How to cite this URL:
Khatu SS, More YE, Vankawala D, Pawar SS, Gokhale NR, Chavan DC. Treating multiple and recalcitrant wart with autoimplantation technique. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jun 1 ];6:247-250
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