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Treating plantar warts : utilising natural immunity to induce wart regression

Hashmi, F and Bristow, I 2014, 'Treating plantar warts : utilising natural immunity to induce wart regression' , Dermatological Nursing, 13 (1) , pp. 42-45.

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Abstract

In a previous article in the 'Podiatry Focus' section, the treatment of plantar warts (or verrucae) has been described (Bristow, Greenwood, 2009). These skin lesions are notoriously difficult to treat, even in immune-competent individuals, and as a recent review has highlighted there are currently no definitive treatments (Kwok et al, 2011). Practitioners often resort to using a range of topical preparations which can prove costly to the patient and can be a source of frustration. This article reports on one specific treatment approach that was first reported in 1969 and is now, following recent work, enjoying a renaissance in wart treatment. A description of the possible mode of action and the current evidence is given. The treatment is called the Falknor's needling method, named after the author who first wrote about this procedure in 1969 (Falknor, 1969).

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Dermatological Nursing
Publisher: British Dermatological Nursing Group
ISSN: 1477-3368
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: F Hashmi
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 09:34
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38870

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