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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
July 2012

Randomized Controlled Trial of Cryotherapy With Liquid Nitrogen vs Topical Salicylic Acid vs Wait-and-See for Cutaneous Warts

Author Affiliations
 

SECTION EDITOR: MICHAEL BIGBY, MD; ASSISTANT SECTION EDITORS: OLIVIER CHOSIDOW, MD, PhD; ROBERT P. DELLAVALLE, MD, PhD, MSPH; DAIHUNG DO, MD; URBÀ GONZÁLEZ, MD, PhD; CATALIN M. POPESCU, MD, PhD; HYWEL WILLIAMS, MSc, PhD, FRCP

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(7):840-842. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.2763

Commentary on: Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen versus topical salicylic acid application for cutaneous warts in primary care: randomized controlled trialBruggink S, Gussekloo J, Berger M, et al—CMAJ. 2010;182(15):1624-1630

Question: In outpatients who present with new cutaneous warts, what is the efficacy of treatment with cryotherapy, topical salicylic acid, and a wait-and-see approach in leading to clearance of baseline lesions at 13 weeks?

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