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Letters Wart treatments

Study did not use standard cryotherapy for warts

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 12 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4354
  1. Richard J Motley, dermatologist1
  1. 1Welsh Institute of Dermatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK
  1. Richard.Motley{at}

Cockayne and colleagues compared a “gentle freeze” with liquid nitrogen using a spray or probe with salicyclic acid for treating plantar warts.1 This haphazard application of liquid …

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