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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-145

Efficacy and safety of treating anogenital warts with intralesional vitamin D3 injection: a report on 20 Egyptian patients


1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Andrology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University, Helwan, Egypt
3 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
MD Yasmin M Tawfik
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Assiut University, Assiut 71511
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AZMJ.AZMJ_161_19

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Background Anogenital warts (AGWs) are always resistant to traditional treatment options. Recently, vitamin D3 injection have proven its efficacy in the treatment of extragenital warts. To the best of our knowledge, there are no studies on using intralesional vitamin D3 in the treatment of genital warts. Aim To evaluate the efficacy of intralesional vitamin D3 injection in the treatment of AGWs. Patients and methods Twenty patients with AGWs were included in this study. Vitamin D3 (7.5 mg/ml) was injected into the base of the warts every 2 weeks for 2 months. Results Only two (11.11%) patients showed complete resolution; six (33.33%) patients showed moderate response, while 10 (55.55%) patients showed mild response. Recurrence has been obtained in moderate and mild responders; no adverse effects were observed. Conclusion The efficacy of using intralesional vitamin D3 in the treatment of AGWs is not as effective as its role in extragenital warts.


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