Salicylic acid in karaya gum patch as a treatment for verruca vulgaris.

A clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a new delivery system for administering salicylic acid for the treatment of verruca vulgaris. The study compared wart resolution among volunteers who used karaya gum patches. The cure rate was 69% for warts treated with patches containing salicylic acid, which was significantly higher (p less than 0.01) than for warts treated with control patches (35%).
AuthorsB J Bart, J Biglow, J C Vance, J L Neveaux
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology (J Am Acad Dermatol) Vol. 20 Issue 1 Pg. 74-6 (Jan 1989) ISSN: 0190-9622 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID2643641 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, Comparative Study, Controlled Clinical Trial, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Placebos
  • Salicylates
  • Karaya Gum
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Adult
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Hand Dermatoses (drug therapy)
  • Humans
  • Karaya Gum
  • Male
  • Placebos
  • Random Allocation
  • Salicylates (administration & dosage, therapeutic use)
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Warts (drug therapy)

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