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August 1964

Low Dosage Roentgen Therapy of Verrucae Plantaris: Technique and Results in 1,250 Patients

Author Affiliations


Director, Department of Radiology, University of Alberta Hospital.

Professor of Radiology, University of Alberta.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(2):202-204. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600020070017

A group of 1,250 patients with verrucae plantaris have been treated with low exposures of external x-radiation. Of 1,065 patients who were followed, the lesion was cured in 1,022 or 96%. No instance of any radiation damage was observed. This series indicates that a very high percentage of cures in plantar warts can be obtained by using low dosage x-radiation fractionated over two to four weeks.

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