DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4529.IntJResDermatol20180953

A comparative study between intralesional PPD and vitamin D3 in treatment of viral warts

Santosh Kumar Singh, Aayushi Mohan, Anil Kumar Gupta, Amit Kumar Pandey

Abstract


Background: Viral warts are caused by human papillomavirus. There are innumerable treatment modalities but they may result in partial clearance or recurrence. Some newer and effective treatments include intralesional immunotherapy. We undertook a study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two such immunotherapy namely tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) versus intralesional vitamin D3 for the treatment of viral warts.

Methods: A total of 80 patients were included in the study. Group 1 patient were injected with 10 TU of tuberculin PPD (0.1 ml) intralesional while in group 2 patients were injected (0.5 ml) vitamin D3. The clinical assessment was done by photographic measurements at baseline, before each treatment session, and after the completion of treatment.

Results: In group 1 A total of 80% (32 patients) showed complete clearance and 20% (8 patients) showed partial response while in group 2 72.5% (29 patients) showed complete clearance while 27.5% (11 patients) showed partial response. No significant side effects were observed except for pain at the site of injection.

Conclusions: Intralesional vitamin D and intralesional Tuberculin PPD immunotherapy shows significant results in treatment of viral warts.


Keywords


Viral wart, Immunotherapy, Tuberculin purified protein derivative, Vitamin D3

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