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The Pediatric Forum
May 2003

Warts and Duct Tape—A Good Combo!

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(5):489-490. doi:10.1001/archpedi.157.5.489

I recently read an article in the local paper concerning the "duct tape therapy for warts" study byFocht et al1 and smiled very broadly. I and many of my dermatology colleagues have been using this type of painless, yet effective, therapy for several decades. It was championed by dermatologist Dr Jerome (Jerry) Litt2 in a 1978 journal article, and he had been using it for years before that.

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