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Treatment of a recalcitrant verruca

Treatment of a recalcitrant verruca

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Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

0.25 hours


March 21, 2018


March 21, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Anton Alexandroff describes the case of a 33-year-old man who had tried several treatments to manage his verruca, before requesting a referral to a dermatologist. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include clinical diagnosis of viral warts and the evidence base for treatment options.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe the typical clinical appearance of a verruca
  • Understand when to consider whether a patient with viral warts is immunocompromised
  • Advise patients on how long cutaneous viral warts usually take to resolve without treatment
  • Consider the evidence base for treating a verruca with duct tape, topical salicylic acid or cryotherapy
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Anton Alexandroff
    Consultant dermatologist and honorary senior lecturer
    Harley Street Dermatology Offices, Nuffield Health, Spire and BMI Hospitals, London, Cambridge, Bedford and Leicester

    Test author
    MIMS Dermatology Editor


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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