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Skin Therapy Lett. 2015 Jan-Feb;20(1):6-8.

Sinecatechins 10% ointment: a green tea extract for the treatment of external genital warts.

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1
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Mediprobe Research Inc., London, ON, Canada.
2
Mediprobe Research Inc., London, ON, Canada.

Abstract

External genital warts (EGWs) resulting from the human papilloma virus (HPV) are a common sexually transmitted infection and cause significant impairments in patient quality of life and sexual well-being. Therapeutic options for EGWs can be provider-assisted, but many patients opt for treatment that can be applied at home. Sinecatechins 10% ointment is a new botanically based patient-administered therapy for EGWs. It is comprised of >85% catechins, green tea polyphenols that have been shown to possess antioxidant, antiproliferative, antiviral, and antitumor properties. Phase III trials of sinecatechins 10% ointment have demonstrated higher efficacy and lower recurrence rates compared to currently available patient-applied treatments. Therefore, sinecatechins 10% ointment presents an alternative self-administered topical treatment for EGWs.

PMID:
25807215
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