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Treatment of multiple warts in a renal transplant recipient with decreased laser doses after application of a light absorbing dye

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Background/Purpose:

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.
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Keywords: dye-laser; gentian violet; immunosuppression; warts

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen NV, Denmark

Publication date: 2006-10-01

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