[Viral warts on hands and feet are often self-limiting]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2013 May 27;175(22):1559-61.
[Article in Danish]

Abstract

Viral warts are common skin lesions caused by human papilloma virus. This article describes the pathogenesis, symptoms and treatment methods of cutaneous warts. The majority resolves spontaneously and the evidence on treatment of warts is rather poor, however, products with salicylic acid and cryotherapy have been surveyed most rigorously and shown to increase treatment rates.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cryotherapy
  • Foot / pathology
  • Foot / virology
  • Hand / pathology
  • Hand / virology
  • Humans
  • Keratolytic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Papillomaviridae / isolation & purification
  • Papillomavirus Infections / complications
  • Papillomavirus Infections / drug therapy
  • Papillomavirus Infections / therapy
  • Papillomavirus Infections / virology
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / therapeutic use
  • Salicylic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Silver Nitrate / therapeutic use
  • Warts* / complications
  • Warts* / drug therapy
  • Warts* / therapy
  • Warts* / virology

Substances

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Keratolytic Agents
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines
  • Silver Nitrate
  • Salicylic Acid