Update: Treatment of Cutaneous Viral Warts in Children


Address correspondence to Christina Boull, M.D., Department of Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, or e-mail: oehr0005@umn.edu.


Abstract:  Warts remain one of the most common reasons for dermatology and primary care visits, yet no definitive therapy is available. Treatment of pediatric patients adds additional challenges, as the adept provider must effectively manage parents’ expectations and patients’ fears. This article provides an update on research in the field of viral cutaneous wart therapies with a focus on pediatric patients. Safety issues and potential complications of therapy are also addressed.