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Verruca Vulgaris Vitamin D

Abd El-Aziz El-Taweel, Rehab Mohammed Salem, Aya Hosny Allam
Cigarette smoking may decrease serum levels of vitamin D and reduce its efficacy. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intralesional vitamin D in the treatment of warts and to investigate the effect of smoking on its efficacy in these cases. The study included 20 patients with verruca vulgaris and deep palmoplantar warts. The wart to be injected was cleaned by alcohol and then injected with 0.1 mL of prilocaine (20 mg/mL). 0.2 mL of vitamin D3 (7.5 mg/mL) solution was slowly injected into the base of each wart...
January 9, 2019: Dermatologic Therapy
Sonia Raghukumar, B C Ravikumar, K N Vinay, M R Suresh, Archit Aggarwal, D P Yashovardhana
BACKGROUND: Verruca vulgaris (viral warts) is a fairly common condition with a plethora of treatment options having variable success rates. Recalcitrant warts are refractory to treatment with often disappointing response and high recurrence rates. Lately, treatment with intralesional injections has gained momentum due to its effectiveness in clearing warts by stimulating the cell-mediated immunity. Vitamin D, when applied topically, regulates epidermal cell proliferation and is involved in the formation of antimicrobial peptides...
July 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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