[Comparative studies between 0.5 percent podophyllotoxin preparations (Condyline) and 20 percent podophyllin dissolved in alcohol, in the therapy of raised condylomas]

Z Hautkr. 1986 Oct 1;61(19):1387-95.
[Article in German]


We report on a comparative clinical study on 0.5% condyline solution and cream versus 20% podophyllin solution given to 75 patients suffering from condylomata acuminata. Podophyllin was applied once a week during a 6 weeks hospital care; therapy with condyline was carried out by the patients at home twice a day during 4 consecutive days. After therapy, full remission was obtained in 17 out of the 25 patients (68%) treated with condyline solution, in 17 out of the 26 patients (65%) treated with condyline cream, and in 8 out of the 24 patients (38%) treated with podophyllin. 8 biopsies taken from 6 patients did not reveal any atypical "podophyllin cells". Part of the patients showed transitional irritation, sometimes with erosions, which occurred more often after condyline treatment than after podophyllin therapy. This side effect of the cytotoxic drug, however, is to be expected.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Condylomata Acuminata / drug therapy*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / etiology
  • Penile Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Podophyllin / therapeutic use*
  • Podophyllotoxin / therapeutic use*
  • Vulvar Neoplasms / drug therapy*


  • Podophyllin
  • Podophyllotoxin