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Sex Transm Infect. 2001 Dec;77(6):409-12.

Podophyllin office therapy against condyloma should be abandoned.

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  • 1Department of Dermatovenereology, Karolinska Hospital, 17176, Stockholm, Sweden. geo.von.krogh@ood.ki.se

Abstract

Podophyllin, a crude plant extract with low efficacy, high toxicity, and a serious mutagenicity profile does not comply with the WHO guidelines for plant derived treatments and should be removed from clinical treatment protocols. Home treatment with pharmaceutical products based on podophyllotoxin-the purified, standardised active antiwart ingredient of podophyllin-represents safe and effective first line therapy for patients with anogenital warts.

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