Warts_GH - low costIrritation, recurrence, systemic toxicity

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Learning Issue: Causes of Warts on hands Name: GINA HENDRICKS Definition Flat Warts: Occur over the hands, arms, and face; are usually <2 mm wide. Often present in clusters Etiology   Caused by more than 100 types of human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters the skin through breaks in the epithelium, causing hyperplasia of the squamous epithelium. Warts are traditionally classified by clinical appearance and location: verruca vulgaris (or common wart), deep hyperkeratotic palmar-plantar; superficial mosaic-type palmar-plantar; verruca plana; epidermodysplasia verruciform; and condyloma acuminatum. Symptoms Physical Exam/Signs Diagnostic Testing Meds/ Treatment Plan WART THERAPY Usually effectivePain, scarring, recurrence, requires anesthesia, moderate costOccasionally effectiveHigh risk for recurrence, prominent pigmentary changesHome or office therapy, relatively
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Unformatted text preview: low costIrritation, recurrence, systemic toxicity (podophyllin)Quick office procedure, relatively low costPain, scarring, recurrence Slow response, irritation Treatment Electrocautery and laser Cantharidin (vesicant) Caustics (topical acids) Cryotherapy DESTRUCTIVE AGENTS Advantages Disadvantages Available without prescription, home therapy, low cost, low risk, little pain Keratolytics (lactic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin) Source (s) : http://www.mdconsult.com/das/book/body/217618442-18/1049221953/1755/57.html#4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05303-7. .50010-6--cesec10_230 http://www.mdconsult.com/books/page.do?eid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05283-2. .00021-5&isbn=978-0-323-05283-2&sid=1049221953&type=bookPage&sectionEid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05283-2. .00021-5--s0025&uniqId=217618442-18#4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05283-2. .00021-5--s0025...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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