Electrosurgery VS 40% Salicylic Acid in the Treatment of Warts 81-84
Dr Sudhakar Rao K.M.
C-9 staff quarters, SN Medical College,
Bagalkot - 587101. Karnataka.
Verruca Vulgaris is the common skin disease in dermatology practice. The clinical management of Verruca vulgaris is often challenging. Multiple modalities of treatment are currently existing, but none of them is singularly effective.
Aim:Comparative study between electrosurgery and 40% salicylic acid in the treatment of warts.
Settings and Design:
This is a randomized single blind prospective study.
Methods and Materials: The study was carried out for 12 months and it included 60 patients. Patients with genital warts, immuno compromised patients and pregnant females were excluded from the study.
Statistical Analysis Used:chi square test.
Results: There were 60 cases of warts. Electrosurgery was used in 30 cases with complete clearance in 27 cases. 40% salicylic acid was used in 30 cases with complete clearance in 5 patients.
Conclusions: Electrosurgery treatment in warts is the best when compared to 40% salicylic acid.