Question: Is α-lactalbumin–oleic acid (also known as HAMLET [human α-lactalbumin made lethal to tumor cells]) effective as a treatment for cutaneous viral warts?
Design: A randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind trial converting to an open label study after 3 months.
Setting: University dermatology department in Lund, Sweden.
Patients: Forty adults and children with refractory warts (defined as “papillomas resistant to conventional treatments”). Nine of the 40 patients were receiving immunosuppressive drugs.
Gibbs S. Breakthrough in the Treatment of Warts? Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(6):767–768. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.6.767
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