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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
June 2003

Commentary on: Local treatments for cutaneous warts: systematic review

Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(6):801-802. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.6.801

Question: In immunocompetent children and adults, at what rate do commonly used local treatments lead to complete disappearance of the treated wart?

Objective: To assess the evidence for the efficacy of local treatments for cutaneous warts.

Methods: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Main Outcome Measures: Total clearance of warts and adverse effects such as irritation, pain, and blistering.

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