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Verruca plana

Ali Balevi, Pelin Üstüner, Mustafa Özdemir
BACKGROUND: Recalcitrant facial verruca plana (FVP) may persist for years and full remission is not always achieved with conventional therapies. The clinical success rates reported for different lasers are highly variable and only one study evaluated the Er:YAG laser for the treatment of FVP. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Er:YAG is safe and effective for the treatment of recalcitrant FVP. METHODS: Forty-six patients with recalcitrant FVP were treated by Er:YAG at four-week intervals...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
E L Maranda, V M Lim, A H Nguyen, K Nouri
Facial verruca plana, or flat warts, are benign skin papillomas caused by human papillomavirus infections. A large portion of cases are refractory to treatment and can cause psychosocial distress in patients. Laser and light modalities offer an alternative therapeutic approach that has not been extensively explored. We systematically reviewed PubMed for studies describing treatment of facial verruca plana using lasers, photodynamic therapy and infrared coagulation. Final inclusion and review of eighteen studies suggests laser and light therapies to have considerable potential in the treatment of this recalcitrant condition...
June 29, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Yanan Luo, Zhengyu Zhao, Weichen Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Ya-Li Yang, Junjun Sang, Ning-Xin Liao, Fang Wei, Wanqin Liao, Jiang-Han Chen
The facial flat wart (verruca plana) is one of the most common reasons for dermatology and primary care visits. Although there are many therapeutic modalities, no single therapy has been proven to be completely curative. Case reports and uncontrolled studies suggested that photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) can effectively treat recalcitrant facial flat warts. A total of 12 patients with recalcitrant facial flat warts were enrolled in the study. ALA gel (10 %) was applied topically to lesions and incubated for 3 h...
July 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Noriaki Nakai, Akifumi Ohshita, Junya Kuroda, Norito Katoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
A Ri Byun, Seungwon Kwon, Sewha Kim
Verruca planae (VP) are warts caused by the human papillomavirus. Many patients develop resistance to the conventional therapy for these lesions. Therefore, alternative therapies are needed. We encountered a patient with VP who showed resistance to conventional therapy and was subsequently treated with Dangguijakyak-san (TJ-23; Tsumura, Japan; and Tokishakuyakusan in Japanese) and coix seed tablets with favorable outcomes. A 29-year-old woman had typical VP on her left upper extremity for >11 years. She had been receiving conventional therapies such as immunotherapy with diphenylcyclopropenone, and tretinoin and imiquimod ointments...
January 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
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
Courtney Champagne, Lindsey Moore, Ross Reule, Jonathan A Dyer, Peter Rady, Stephen K Tyring, Jeffrey P North
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is an uncommon inherited skin condition with increased vulnerability to widespread infection by certain human papillomavirus types, resulting in extensive verruca plana-like papules coalescing to large confluent plaques. Since the AIDS epidemic starting in the 1980s, an acquired type of EV has been described in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus. The histopathologic features of EV consist of papillated epidermal hyperplasia with hypergranulosis and a distinct bluish-gray color in the large human papillomavirus-infected keratinocytes in the stratum granulosum...
December 2015: American Journal of Dermatopathology
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
Won-Jeong Kim, Won-Ku Lee, Margaret Song, Hoon-Soo Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Byung-Soo Kim, Moon-Bum Kim
Sometimes the clinical differentiation between verruca plana (VP) and VP-like seborrheic keratosis (SK) could be challenged. However, there have been no studies on this issue to date. The aim of this study was to elucidate clinical and dermoscopic differences between these two diseases, and also to suggest a diagnostic algorithm of VP and VP-like SK without skin biopsy. The patients who had lesions clinically considered as VP or VP-like SK were the target of our study. We took clinical and dermoscopic photos with informed consent and conducted a questionnaire...
April 2015: Journal of Dermatology
Ayse Serap Karadag, Serap Gunes Bilgili, Sevda Onder, Mustafa Kosem
Tattoo is a popular cosmetic decoration, however several different tattoo-induced complication have been described. Several tattoo related cutaneous reactions such as allergic, granulomatous, lichenoid reactions, and infections have been reported. A 20 year-old male presented with multiple papules on the dragon shaped tattoo. The clinical and histopathological assessments were consistent with verrucas. Tattoo has become increasingly popular among young people. People interested in tattoos should be informed on its related infections and complications during and following tattooing...
July 2014: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Fatma Pelin Cengiz, Nazan Emiroglu
OBJECTIVE: Although there are several methods to treat Verruca plana, warts do not respond well to the common therapeutic options. In this study, we compared the safety and efficacy of 10% trichloroacetic acid, 25% trichloroacetic acid, and cryotherapy for the treatment of warts caused by Verruca plana. METHODS: Ten percent and 25% trichloroacetic acid were applied to warts weekly until all lesions cleared. Cryotherapy was performed by liquid nitrogen spray for 5-10 seconds for each lesion per week until the lesions cleared...
2015: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Asha Kubba, Meenakshi Batrani, Atul Taneja, Vivek Jain
We present three cases of a rare eruptive variant of tumor of follicular infundibulum. Two patients presented with hypopigmented macules. The clinical differential diagnoses considered in these two cases were vitiligo, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. In the third case, the lesions were hypopigmented flat topped maculo-papules diagnosed clinically as verruca plana. In all three cases, the histopathological features of plate like growth of pale keratinocytes connected to the epidermis and peritumoral condensation of elastic fibers were diagnostic...
March 2014: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
M Nagaraj
The viral warts also known as verruca vulgaris are caused by papova group of viruses. Such warts are commonly seen on the skin but occasionally may appear in the oral cavity. There are three types of warts namely verruca plana; verruca vulgaris and filiform. The incubation period of such warts varies from 6 weeks to a year. The warts spread by autoinoculation and seldom show koebner phenomenon. The majority of mucosal warts are seen in those children who also have warts on hands. In such cases the virus may be transported to the lips and tongue during an act of chewing of warts on hands...
September 2013: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
A Clouth, H Schöfer
BACKGROUND: Facial verrucae vulgares are benign, but disfiguring skin manifestations of human papilloma virus infection. They are found as verrucae planae juveniles in young adults, but also as common warts in immunocompromised or atopic patients. OBJECTIVE: To find an alternative, non-surgical treatment for a young man with atopic dermatitis and facial warts, who had not responded to 5-FU ointment, waterfiltered infrared A (wIRA) irradiation and topical retinoids...
January 2015: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Q Li, B Jiao, F Zhou, Q Tan, Y Ma, L Luo, J Zhai, Q Luan, C Li, G Wang, T Gao
BACKGROUND: Generalised recalcitrant facial verruca plana responds poorly to current therapeutic options, including cryotherapy, topical drugs and carbon dioxide (CO2 ) laser. Case reports and uncontrolled studies suggested that topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is effective choice of treatment free from potential complications associated with invasive therapies. AIMS: To investigate the efficacy and safety of PDT with different concentrations of photosensitiser in the treatment of verruca plana...
December 2014: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Yen T Wang, Bob Geng, Ki-Young Yoo, Ewald R Stiehm, Maria Garcia-Lloret, Derek Wong, Chandra Smart, Scott Worswick, Raymond L Barnhill
Cutaneous granulomas with prominent caseating necrosis are a rare manifestation of immunodeficiency. Extensive and recalcitrant cutaneous viral infections can also be seen. We present a case of an 18-year-old white man with an early onset poorly characterized combined immunodeficiency syndrome who, over the past 5 years, developed enlarging tender red-purple plaques on his extremities and pink near-confluent macules on his chest and back. Previous biopsies of the red-purple plaques showed features of granuloma annulare...
February 2014: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Catherine O'Blenes, Sylvia Pasternak, Andrew Issekutz, Jane Gillis, Dhiman Chowdhury, Laura Finlayson
Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is a rare autosomal recessive genodermatosis caused by mutations in extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1) that involves deposition of basement membrane-like material in the skin and other organs. Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is also a rare autosomal recessive genodermatosis involving susceptibility to human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and squamous cell carcinoma, caused in most cases by homozygous mutations in EVER1 or EVER2. We describe a case of EV in a patient with LP and discuss the pathophysiology...
January 2015: Pediatric Dermatology
Wallace A Smith, Dawn Siegel, Valerie B Lyon, Kristen E Holland
Imiquimod 5% cream is a topical immune-response modifier indicated in the treatment of multiple cutaneous conditions including actinic keratoses, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and condylomata acuminata. In children, it has been approved only for ages 12 and older in the treatment of external genital and perianal warts. It has also been used off label for a variety of pediatric skin disorders, including molluscum contagiosum (MC), trichoepitheliomas, verrucae plana, and verrucae vulgaris. Local and systemic adverse reactions have been reported, with the most frequently reported events being application site reactions including itching, burning, erythema, and erosion...
November 2013: Pediatric Dermatology
S Pavithra, H Mallya, G S Pai
A 27-year-old healthy man presented with non-itchy hyperpigmented skin lesions involving the trunk of duration 3 years. Examination revealed numerous coalescing, rough, slightly elevated brownish papules involving large areas of back, chest, and abdomen. There were no other cutaneous or systemic findings. Cutaneous biopsy was suggestive of verruca plana, which confirmed our clinical diagnosis. Here, we report this case of verruca plana due to its rare extensive involvement and unusual site in a non-immunocompromised individual...
May 2011: Indian Journal of Dermatology
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