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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Aug;43(2 Pt 2):340-3.

Large plantar wart caused by human papillomavirus-66 and resolution by topical cidofovir therapy.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, the Section of Gynecology Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.


Warts can be difficult to diagnose and to treat in the setting of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 37-year-old woman with a background of HIV presented with a large verrucous plaque involving her right foot. Human papillomavirus (HPV)-66 was identified in the lesional skin biopsy sample and in scrapings obtained from her cervix. The wart rapidly responded to topical cidofovir therapy. HPV-66 is a novel HPV type to be associated with verruca vulgaris. Topical cidofovir should be further investigated as an alternative treatment modality for verruca vulgaris.

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