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Facial Scarring Due to Topical Wart Treatment

Facial Scarring Due to Topical Wart Treatment This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Lactic acid and salicylic acid in flexible collodion is held as a favorite treatment for common warts by many dermatologists, especially for pediatric patients. We report a case in which use of this agent resulted in permanent scarring. Report of a Case.— A 6-year-old girl was first seen in early September 1974 for treatment of a 5-mm verrucca vulgaris of one year's duration over the right preauricular area. The child had had no history of atopic eczema, allergies, recurrent infections, or other major medical problems. The mother was given a prescription for 15% lactic acid and 15% salicylic acid in flexible collodion and was instructed, as is the habit in our clinics, to apply the medication sparingly with the reverse end of a matchstick on the wart only twice a day without occlusion.When the child was seen three weeks later, there was a deep erosion, 3 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Facial Scarring Due to Topical Wart Treatment

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 112 (12) – Dec 1, 1976

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1976 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1976.01630370071022
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Lactic acid and salicylic acid in flexible collodion is held as a favorite treatment for common warts by many dermatologists, especially for pediatric patients. We report a case in which use of this agent resulted in permanent scarring. Report of a Case.— A 6-year-old girl was first seen in early September 1974 for treatment of a 5-mm verrucca vulgaris of one year's duration over the right preauricular area. The child had had no history of atopic eczema, allergies, recurrent infections, or other major medical problems. The mother was given a prescription for 15% lactic acid and 15% salicylic acid in flexible collodion and was instructed, as is the habit in our clinics, to apply the medication sparingly with the reverse end of a matchstick on the wart only twice a day without occlusion.When the child was seen three weeks later, there was a deep erosion, 3

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1976

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