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Ifrah Kanwal, Haroon Shahid, Dania Zahid


Objective: Determination of role of 10% Potassium Hydroxide (topical) for palmo-plantar warts. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study that was conducted at Jinnah hospital, Lahore during January 2019 to July 2019. In this study the cases of age up to 20 years irrespective of their gender, those were suffering from warts either at palm or the plantar side were included. The warts were diagnosed on the basis of hard, raised lesions in all their types except for resistant fili form lesions. The cases hypersensitive to any of these drugs were excluded. The drug was applied weekly topically and were assessed after 1 month of the treatment and total treatment also comprised 4 weeks. Total absence of the lesions was labelled as efficacious. Results: In the present study 100 cases of warts were selection. The mean age of the patients was 10.57±2.37 years. There were 54% males and 46% females. Out of 100, 66% had palmar warts and 23% had single lesion. Efficacy was seen in 82 (82%) out of 100 cases. there was no significant difference in terms of site of lesion and number of lesions with respect to efficacy with p values of 1.0 and 0.95. Conclusion: 10% KOH is highly efficacious in its topical form and this is seen in 8 out of 10 cases. I.t has no association with any of the confounder of the study. Key words: Potassium hydroxide, 10%, Warts


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