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LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy

LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, volume: 2016, number: 1Volume: 2016 | number: 1
ISSN (print):1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921

CASE REPORT: Socially Disabling Warts

Anna Maria Pescatore
Pages: 27-29

Warts are small viral cutaneous neoplasms which can affect any area of skin. Clinically, they are classified as verruca vulgaris (common wart), verruca plana (flat wart) and verruca plantaris (affecting the sole of the foot). In this case report a Caucasian male aged 69 with a painless exophytic cutaneous neoplasm on the perioral region of the upper lip was treated with 2940 nm Er:YAG laser. 8 days after the treatment there were no signs of inflammation and at the 30-day follow-up, the skin was fully healed. Removal of common warts with the Er:YAG, proved to be effective in controlling and preventing the recurrence of viral infection.
The treatment can be carried out as outpatient procedure and is not associated with any early or late complications. It provides a quick, safe and comfortable treatment for patients.
Key words: Laser, Er:YAG, 2940 nm skin warts.

Article: J. LA&HA, Vol. 2016, pp.27-29.

Received: Dec 16, 2015; Accepted: Apr 22, 2016

CASE REPORT: Socially Disabling Warts

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