Comparative Study of Topical 80% Trichloroacetic Acid With 35% TrichloroaceticAcid in the Treatment of the Common Wart

November 2012 | Volume 11 | Issue 11 | Original Article | 66 | Copyright © November 2012

Fakhrozaman Pezeshkpoor MD,a Mahnaz Banihashemi MD,a Mohammad Javad Yazdanpanah MD,a Hadis Yousefzadeh,b Mohammad Sharghi MD,c Hossein Hoseinzadehd

aResearch Center for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, Iran bImmunology PhD Student, Student Research Assembly of MUMS, MUMS, Mashhad, Iran cResident of Dermatology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, MUMS, Mashhad, Iran dGeneral Physician, Faculty of Medical Sciences, MUMS, Mashhad, Iran

To the best of our knowledge, the current study is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of TCA in the treatment of the common wart. The clinical efficacy of different concentrations of TCA in our study was relatively similar to salicylic acid, but a higher concentration of TCA had a better response rate. Although this method is safe, simple to use, cost-effective, and, readily available, care must be taken to prevent dermal injury and scar formation; therefore, we recommend that physicians use this method carefully.


The authors have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.


The authors gratefully acknowledge the Research Council of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, which financially supported the grant for this student thesis "Hossein Hoseinzadeh" with approval number 5106.


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