Treatment of multiple warts in a renal transplant recipient with decreased laser doses after application of a light absorbing dye
Multiple warts are a tremendous problem in immunosuppressed patients. Standard treatment has low efficacy and is often painful. We examined a new treatment combination of gentian violet and dye-laser. Methods:
A 55-year-old male renal transplant recipient was treated with dye-laser at 585 nm after application of gentian violet 0.5%. Results:
One laser pulse made the stain explode and evaporate and resulted in a considerable reduction in warts size with minimal pain and tissue damage. Conclusion:
Application of gentian violet before dye-laser treatment may be effective in the battle against warts in immunocompromised patients.