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Topical BCG vaccine for treatment of plane wart

(2019) Topical BCG vaccine for treatment of plane wart. MEDICAL SCIENCE.

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Introduction: plane wart is a dermatological disease, caused by HPV. Spontaneous recovery takes a long time to occur and patients often seek for treatment. Many therapeutic modalities have been used with variable success. Immunotherapy with BCG vaccine is a modality that has recently used for treatment of wart. Case report: We reported a 17 years old girl with multiple plane warts on the right cheek and below the right eyebrow which had undergone several treatments such as cryotherapy, but all treatments failed with recurrent of all warts. We started a new therapeutic modality with topical BCG vaccine for this patient. Treatment protocol was weekly topical application of 1ml BCG for two hours under plastic occlusive dressing. Patient monitored every tow week with imaging. After six weeks treatment all the warts disappeared simultaneously. After a four months period of follow up, patient showed no recurrence. Conclusion: Immunotherapy with topical BCG vaccine is an effective treatment modality for plane warts with no recurrence and minimal side effect.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WR Dermatology > WR 140-340 Skin Diseases
WR Dermatology > WR 650-670 Therapy
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور

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