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Plantar wart

Elena de Planell-Mas, Blanca Martínez-Garriga, Antonio Jesús Zalacain, Teresa Vinuesa, Miguel Viñas
INTRODUCTION: Plantar warts are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and have been associated with several HPV genotypes. However, there are few studies focused exclusively on plantar warts. In this work, we aim to identify the HPV genotypes of plantar warts and explore their relation to demographic and clinical characteristics of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 72 patients diagnosed with plantar warts were recruited at the Laser unit at Podiatric Hospital, University of Barcelona, Spain...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
Mansi Patel, HyunJi Boo, Suganthi Kandasamy, Dhagash Patel, Anthony Iorio
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Melanoma is one of the most common primary malignant tumors arising in the lower extremity. It is crucial to diagnose melanoma as quickly and as efficiently as possible for a better prognosis. The use of dermoscopy is helpful in diagnosing such conditions. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive, in-vivo technique primarily used in the examination of pigmented skin lesions. This procedure allows the visualization of subsurface skin structures in the epidermis, dermoepidermal junction, and upper dermis - structures not visible to the naked eye...
September 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Najla A Al-Dawsari, Kasia Szyfelbein Masterpol
Cantharidin is natural toxin produced by the blistering beetle. It has both vesicant and keratolytic features by inducing acanthloysis through targeting the desmosomal dense plaque, leading to detachment of the desmosomes from the tonofilaments. There are two available liquid preparations for dermatologic use, Canthacur (0.7% cantharidin) and Canthacur PS (1% cantharidin 30%/salicylic acid/2% podophylotoxin). The former preparation is indicated for the treatment of common warts, periungual warts, and molluscum contagiosum, while the more potent latter preparation is indicated only for plantar warts...
2016: Skinmed
Kathryn Konicke, Edit Olasz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Tracey C Vlahovic, M Tariq Khan
Viral warts or verruca pedis (plantar warts) are common skin conditions seen in both children and adults. Human papilloma virus (HPV), a DNA virus, is responsible for plantar verrucae. It needs an epidermal abrasion and a transiently impaired immune system to inoculate a keratinocyte. These entities are a therapeutic conundrum for many practitioners. This article discusses HPV infiltration and its subtypes involved in plantar warts; the evaluation of patients with plantar warts; and subsequent treatment options, such as laser, Candida albicans immunotherapy, topical therapy such as phytotherapy, and surgical excision...
July 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Daniel López López, Juan Manuel Vilar Fernández, Marta Elena Losa Iglesias, Carlos Álvarez Castro, Carlos Romero Morales, María Matilde García Sánchez, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo
The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical cantharidin-podophylotoxin-salicylic acid (CPS) treatment of recalcitrant plantar warts (RPW). This study was carried out in a health center in the city of A Coruña (Spain) between January and December 2013. A total of 75 patients completed all the stages of the research process. Information related to treatment with CPS and adverse effects was abstracted from medical records. Of 93 potential patients identified, 75 had at least one follow-up visit or telephone call after treatment and were included in this study...
July 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
Fatma Pelin Cengiz, Nazan Emiroglu, Ozlem Su, Nahide Onsun
Plantar warts are one of the most common infectious skin disease caused by the human papillomavirus. In this study, cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen delivered by the physician, up to four treatments 2 weeks apart. Forty percent trichloroacetic acid (TCA) was applied to warts weekly up to four treatments. At the end of 4 weeks, the clinical improvement of the TCA group (n = 30) was six patients (20%) with no change, one patient (3.3%) with a mild response, 13 patients (43.3%) with a moderate response and 10 patients (33...
September 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Martin N Zaiac, Stephanie Mlacker, Vidhi V Shah, Brian J Simmons
Plantar warts can be distinguished from calluses using the squeeze maneuver, a quick and easy method to diagnose plantar warts. This technique negates the need for an expensive diagnostic tool.
March 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Autumn Bagwell, Abbey Loy, M Shawn McFarland, Amber Tessmer-Neubauer
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case in which persistent plantar warts resolved after a ten-day treatment course of oral acyclovir prescribed for herpes zoster. CASE SUMMARY: A 49 year-old Caucasian female with non-significant past medical history presented to the podiatry clinic for treatment of verrucae. Debridement was performed and monochloroacetic acid was applied to affected areas seven times over seven months. The patient was diagnosed and treated for herpes zoster with acyclovir for ten days...
February 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Luca Feci, Michele Fimiani, Pietro Rubegni
Dermatologists are often referred urgent cases of acral hematoma by general practitioners and sports medicine specialists for the purpose of excluding warts, nevi or melanoma. Acral hematoma is often a cause of anxiety to patients and their families. Here, we report a case of purpura traumatica pedis, referred to us as suspected plantar melanoma because of the finding of parallel-ridge pattern on dermatoscopic examination. To avoid unnecessary and costly procedures, doctors should inquire about any episode of physical exertion before the onset of purpura, recording the lesion's anatomic site (e...
October 2015: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Vikrant Saoji, Nitin R Lade, Rutuja Gadegone, Arun Bhat
BACKGROUND: Warts are known to clear spontaneously with the development of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) to the virus. Purified protein derivative (PPD) of tuberculin bacilli has been used as a non-specific stimulant of CMI to achieve this outcome. AIM: To study the effect of PPD in the treatment of warts. METHODS: Patients with difficult to treat warts were selected for immunotherapy. Each patient received 2.5 TU of PPD intralesionally in a few warts...
December 14, 2015: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Rahul Ray, Aditi Bhagat, Biju Vasudevan, Jandhyala Sridhar, Renu Madan, Manjusha Ray
A 68-year-old man, a known case of hypertension, coronary artery disease and old cardiovascular accident with right-sided hemiplegia, came with the chief complaints of a large cauliflower like growth with pus discharge on the left heel since 15 years. The patient had sustained a penetrating injury by a thorn on the left heel region few days before the lesion appeared. Dermatological examination revealed a single verrucous lesion measuring 7 × 7 cm on the left heel region associated with discharge of foul smelling cheesy material...
September 2015: Indian Journal of Dermatology
M Cusini, G Micali, F Lacarrubba, M Puviani, A Barcella, M Milani
AIM: Treatment of plantar and periungueal warts (so called "difficult-to-treat" warts, DTW) and external genital warts (EGW) remains unsatisfactory. Medical or invasive procedures are partially effective and/or painful. Furthermore recurrences rates after treatments are still a relevant problem for all the available therapies. Nitric-zinc complex is a solution for topical application containing nitric acid, zinc, copper and organic acids able to induce a caustic effect of the wart trough mummification and proteins denaturation/coagulation action...
December 2015: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Habibullah Aktaş, Can Ergin, Betül Demir, Özlem Ekiz
BACKGROUND: Plantar warts are typically resistant to treatment. In recent years, treatments have included administration of intralesional tuberculin; measles, mumps, rubella vaccine; and Candida albicans antigen immunotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of intralesional vitamin D administration for the treatment of warts. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intralesional vitamin D treatment for plantar warts. METHODS: Twenty patients with single or multiple plantar warts were included in this study...
March 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Daniel López López, Marta Rivas López, María de Los Ángeles Bouza Prego, Leida María Mónaco, Marta Elena Losa Iglesias, Jesús Luis Saleta Canosa, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo
BACKGROUND: People working at sea show a marked presence of musculoskeletal pain as well as an important coexistence of pain in diverse anatomical regions, which is believed to have a harmful effect on the quality of life related to foot health. The aim is to describe and compare the impact in a sample of sea workers and people who work on the ground in the light of the scores obtained with regard foot health and health in general. METHODS: A sample of 94 participants of a mean age of 41...
November 2015: Journal of Tissue Viability
Zabihollah Shahmoradi, Fatima Assaf, Hassan Al Said, Parastoo Khosravani, Sayyed Mohsen Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Recurrence rate is considerable with current topical treatments of plantar warts. We compared the efficacy of topical pyruvic acid (70%) with salicylic acid (16.7%) compound in treating multiple plantar warts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients with multiple plantar warts were equally randomized to receive either pyruvic acid 70% or compound salicylic acid solution (salicylic acid 16.7%, lactic acid 16.7%, and collodion 100%) that was topically applied twice a day for 4 weeks...
2015: Advanced Biomedical Research
Ramya Kollipara, Erfon Ekhlassi, Christopher Downing, Jacqueline Guidry, Michael Lee, Stephen K Tyring
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Via infection of the basal epithelial cells, HPV causes numerous malignancies and noncancerous cutaneous manifestations. Noncancerous cutaneous manifestations of HPV, including common, plantar, plane, and anogenital warts, are among the most common reasons for an office visit. Although there are various therapies available, they are notoriously difficult to treat. HPV treatments can be grouped into destructive (cantharidin, salicylic acid), virucidal (cidofovir, interferon-α), antimitotic (bleomycin, podophyllotoxin, 5-fluorouracil), immunotherapy (Candida antigen, contact allergen immunotherapy, imiquimod) or miscellaneous (trichloroacetic acid, polyphenon E)...
2015: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Müzeyyen Gönül, Emine Unal, Ayşegül Yalçınkaya Iyidal, Seray Çakmak, Arzu Kılıç, Ulker Gul, Pinar Doner
INTRODUCTION: Viral warts are common skin condition caused by the human papilloma virus. AIM: To determine the clinical features of warts and therapeutic approaches to warts and compare them with the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 362 consecutive patients presenting to a dermatology clinic in Ankara, Middle Anatolia, Turkey. Age, gender, anatomic localization, clinical types, number of warts, and medical therapy histories were recorded...
June 2015: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Elizabeth Moore, Carrie Kovarik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Christina Stefanaki, Irini Lagogiani, Anargyros Kouris, George Kontochristopoulos, Christina Antoniou, Alexandra Katsarou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although cutaneous warts are extremely common in children effective treatment does not exist. We combined imiquimod with a salicylic acid solution 15% (SA) on areas, with thick keratin, like palms and soles to increase its penetration through the epithelium. METHODS: Patients were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was subjected to cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen every two weeks for a maximum of 3 months. The second group was subjected to treatment with imiquimod 5% daily for 6-10 h onto the warts for five consecutive days per week for a maximum of 3 months...
2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
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