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To the Editor.—
We thought that your readers would be interested in knowing of our gratifying results achieved in the treatment of verrucae planae of the face with vitamin A acid.We have now treated 15 consecutive patients with flat warts of the face with vitamin A acid, 0.2% to 0.5% in cold cream, and in all of these patients the warts have either completely resolved or flattened down to such a considerable extent that the patients didn't even know that they were there any longer.The only side effects that we have noticed have been some burning and itching after the use of the cream. We have been using it twice a day, applied sparingly to all the areas after washing with plain warm water and regular toilet soap.
Lester R, Rosenthal D. VERRUCAE PLANAE OF THE FACE. Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):330. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210104025