Comparison between the efficacy and safety of podophyllin resin versus cryotherapy in treatment of anogenital warts

syed ahmed kazmi, kehkshan tahir, asma nasir, shaiqa ali, shahbaz aman, muhammad nadeem

Abstract


Objective  To compare the efficacy and safety of podophyllin resin VS cryotherapy in treatment of anogenital warts.

 

Methods  A total of 104 patients were enrolled, 52 in each group A & B. Group A was treated with cryotherapy and Group B was treated with podophyllin resin. Findings were noted in already devised proforma. Patients were evaluated at last follow up visit to assess results.

 

Results  88% of patients in group a showed excellent results at the end of treatment whereas this figure was 8% in group B.

 

Conclusion Cryotherapy was found to be more effective and safe than podophyllin resin in treatment of anogenital warts.

 


Keywords


Genital warts, human papillomavirus, cryotherapy, topical podophyllin resin, condylomata acuminata

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