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Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2394-1111,Vol.: 8, Issue.: 3


Comparison of Duct Tape with Adhesive Cyanoacrylate versus Cryotherapy in the Treatment of Palmoplantar Warts


Mohammed Saleh Al-Dhubaibi1*

1Department of Dermatology, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.

Article Information
(1) Claudia Borza, Department of Pathophysiology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania.
(1) Blanca Rosa Del Pozzo-Magana, Wester University, London, Ontario, Canada.
(2) Taofik Atanda Salami, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Complete Peer review History: http://sciencedomain.org/review-history/14842


Background: Warts are common benign skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Common therapies for warts include destruction (electrodesiccation, cryotherapy, salicylic acid, laser, etc.), topical immunotherapy and occlusion.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of duct tape occlusion therapy with adhesive cyanoacrylate versus cryotherapy for the treatment of warts.

Design: Randomized trial versus comparative cohort.    

Methods: Sixty immunocompetent participants with 1-3 warts measuring 3 to 15 mm were enrolled between September 15, 2014, and February 15, 2016. Thirty participants were treated with duct tape, plus adhesive cyanoacrylate (group A), and 30 participants were treated with cryotherapy (group B).

Results: After two months, warts resolved completely, more in participants treated with duct tape, plus adhesive cyanoacrylate (80%) than in participants treated with cryotherapy (60%).

Conclusion: There was statistically significant difference between duct tape with adhesive cyanoacrylate and cryotherapy for the treatment of palmoplantar warts.

Keywords :

Duct tape; adhesive cyanoacrylate; cryotherapy; treatment of warts.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMPS/2016/26367

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