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

Treating multiple and recalcitrant wart with autoimplantation technique

Department of Dermatology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Swapna Subhash Khatu
Department of Dermatology, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and Hospital, Narhe, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.221528

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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.

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