Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection of keratinocytes causes cutaneous warts. Warts induce significant morbidity and disability but most therapies, including cryotherapy, laser and radiofrequency devices show low efficacy. Microwaves induce heating of tissue in a highly controllable, uniform manner and we set out to explore their use in treatment of HPV.
Abstract Plantar warts, caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), are a commonly encountered condition presenting in clinic. In adults, an array of various therapies exists, frequently with modest results particularly with plantar lesions. Microw...
Abstract The basic science of microwave effects on skin and clinical responses noted suggest a mechanism for the observed action of microwaves in cutaneous warts, although more research is required to further this knowledge. Our understanding of t...