COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details. editor@innovativepublication.com, rakesh.its@gmail.com, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804


Print ISSN:-2581-4710

Online ISSN:-2581-4729

CODEN : IIJCBS

Current Issue

Year 2020

Volume: 6 , Issue: 1

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 701

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 179

IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Modified Technique of Autowart Injection Therapy in the Treatment of Multiple, Recurrent and Recalcitrant Warts


Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Author Details : Mukunda Ranga Swaroop, Periasamy Vasudevan

Volume : 1, Issue : 1, Year : 2015

Article Page : 1-3


Suggest article by email

Abstract

Background: Multiple recurrent warts affect patient’s quality of life by causing physical and psychological discomfort. Common treatment modalities are painful, cause scarring, have high recurrence rates and are impractical for treatment of multiple lesions. Immune stimulation by exposing the viral antigens to body’s immune system forms an ideal modality of treatment. Autowart injection works under this principle.
Aim: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of modified technique of auto wart injection in the treatment of multiple recurrent recalcitrant warts.
Methods: A total of 40 patients with multiple recurrent cutaneous warts were enrolled in this prospective open labelled study. The donor tissue was harvested by just paring the wart, instead of taking the whole of wart tissue. The harvested tissue was then crushed and injected in the gluteal region in suspension of 1 ml of distilled water. Patients were followed up once in 2 weeks for one month and then monthly for 3 months. Patients were evaluated with lesion count at each visit and the response to the treatment was assessed at the end of 12 weeks.
Results: All 40 patients with multiple warts (male: female = 29:11) were available for follow-up. At the end of 3 months, 28 patients (75%) showed complete clearance of warts, 9 patients (22.5%) had partial clearance and one patient showed no improvement. No apparent side effects were observed.
Conclusion: Modified autowart injection technique was found to be a safe and effective therapeutic modality with rapid resolution of warts in the treatment of multiple, recurrent, recalcitrant warts.

Key Words: Auto wart injection; Immune stimulation; Paring; Multiple, Recurrent, Recalcitrant warts

 

How to cite : Swaroop M R, Vasudevan P, Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Modified Technique of Autowart Injection Therapy in the Treatment of Multiple, Recurrent and Recalcitrant Warts. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2015;1(1):1-3

Copyright © 2015 by author(s) and IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (creativecommons.org)