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BUFFERED GLUTARALDEHYDE SOLUTION FOR WARTS

Irving D. London, MD
Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(1):96-97. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000190098020.
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To the Editor.—  The use of buffered glutaraldehyde solution for hyperhidrosis was reported by Juhlin.1 Since then Suringa,2 at the University of Miami, advocated its use in onychomycosis.I should like to submit this preliminary letter to affirm that buffered 10% glutaraldehyde solution is a most promising treatment for the common wart, verruca vulgaris. Since September 1970 I have treated over 30 patients with several hundred warts, including plantar and periungual warts, using this modality. The technique is to apply the 10% glutaraldehyde solution buffered, as detailed by Juhlin, to the warts twice daily. Since this solution is a fixative, the outer layers of the wart become hardened in several days and also the skin around the wart becomes tan or brown. The physician or nurse instructs the patient or a parent to pare the wart using a small blade, such as of a Boy Scout knife. If

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