Abstract Title:

Intralesional Vitamin D Injection May Be an Effective Treatment Option for Warts.

Abstract Source:

J Cutan Med Surg. 2015 Aug 20. Epub 2015 Aug 20. PMID: 26294740

Abstract Author(s):

Habibullah Aktaş, Can Ergin, Betül Demir, Özlem Ekiz

Article Affiliation:

Habibullah Aktaş


BACKGROUND: Plantar warts are typically resistant to treatment. In recent years, treatments have included administration of intralesional tuberculin; measles, mumps, rubella vaccine; and Candida albicans antigen immunotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of intralesional vitamin D administration for the treatment of warts.

AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intralesional vitamin D treatment for plantar warts.

METHODS: Twenty patients with single or multiple plantar warts were included in this study. Vitamin D3 (0.2 mL, 7.5 mg/mL) was injected into the base of the warts after prilocaine (0.1 mL, 20 mg/mL) injection. A maximum of 5 warts were treated in 1 session, with at maximum 2 injections performed at 4-week intervals.

RESULTS: In total, 16 of 20 patients (80%) showed complete resolution of warts, and 1 patient showed partial resolution. Three patients failed to show any response. No recurrence or serious adverse effects were observed.

CONCLUSION: Intralesional vitamin D3 may be an effective treatment option for warts.

Study Type : Human Study

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