Letters Management of cutaneous viral warts

No proved benefit for cryotherapy over salicylic acid in treating verrucas

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4090 (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4090
  1. Sarah Cockayne, research fellow, York Trials Unit1,
  2. David Torgerson, director, York Trials Unit1,
  3. Ian Watt, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
  1. david.torgerson{at}york.ac.uk

Lynch and colleagues state that they searched several databases for evidence relating to the treatment of cutaneous warts.1 They suggest that lack of effectiveness of cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for verrucas may …

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