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Clearance of genital warts in pregnant women by mild local hyperthermia: a pilot report

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  • Funding/Support: This work was partly supported by Public Welfare Research Fund for Healthcare (201202013) and Innovative Research Teams in Universities, Liaoning Bureau of Education (LT2011012).
  • Declaration of Interest: None declared.

Abstract

Genital warts acquired during pregnancy tend to grow fast, and management is challenging. We treated two cases of primipara with extensive genital warts by local hyperthermia at 44°C for 30 minutes a day for 3 consecutive days plus 2 additional days 1 week later, then once a week till there showed signs of clinical regression. The warty lesions in the patients resolved in 5 and 7 weeks, respectively. There was no sign of recurrence during a 6-month follow-up. This suggests that local hyperthermia seems to be a promising method for treating genital warts in pregnant women.

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