Letters Management of cutaneous viral warts

Authors’ reply to Cockayne and colleagues

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4092 (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4092
  1. Magnus D Lynch, dermatology registrar1,
  2. Jane Cliffe, general practitioner with specialist interest in dermatology2,
  3. Rachael Morris-Jones, consultant dermatologist1
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK
  2. 2The Surgery, The Gardens, London, UK
  1. magnus.lynch{at}nhs.net

We would like to reply to Cockayne and colleagues’ comments on our recent article.1 2

The study that they cite is a large randomised trial that compares salicylic acid and cryotherapy as first line treatments for plantar warts.3 They found equal efficacy for these two treatments—a conclusion supported by a recent Cochrane review.4 For symptomatic plantar warts, we advise salicyclic …

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