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Cutis. 1999 Feb;63(2):91-4.

Prominent hyperkeratotic plantar and palmar warts.

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Department of Dermatology, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan.


We report the case of a 28-year-old man who had prominent hyperkeratotic plantar and palmar warts, and flat warts on his face and chest. By DNA hybridization, human papillomavirus 1 and/or 2, and 3 DNA were detected from the tissues of these skin lesions. Results of laboratory investigations revealed leukopenia, eosinophilia, anti-HBs antigen and anti-hepatitis C virus antibody, and decrease in the OKT4/OKT8 ratio. He had no abnormality in cellular immunity. He was treated with multiple modalities, but was successfully treated with electrocautery to the plantar and palmar warts, and cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen to the flat warts. Nine years after the initial treatment, almost no recurrence was recognized.

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