Chapter 35. Local Treatment for Cutaneous Warts

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Sam Gibbs MD Consultant Dermatologist

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch35

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gibbs, S. (2008) Local Treatment for Cutaneous Warts, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch35

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Dermatology, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • cutaneous warts - local treatments;
  • contact immunotherapy with dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB);
  • occlusive treatment with duct tape efficacy;
  • intralesional bleomycin;
  • photodynamic therapy (PDT);
  • bleomycin versus placebo;
  • contact immunotherapy with DNCB - promising treatment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References