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Editorial on management of anal warts is misleading

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:494
  1. Lynn A Riddell, specialist registrar,
  2. Anne Edwards, consultant
  1. Harrison Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

    EDITOR—In their editorial on the management of anal warts, Maw and von Krogh say that podophyllin, 5-fluorouracil, and interferons are no longer recommended for use in primary care because of their low efficacy and toxicity.1 This statement is referenced to the current British national guidelines on the management of sexually transmitted infections and closely related conditions and to an article by von Krogh et al. 2 3

    Firstly, the British national guidelines do not state that podophyllin is …

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