Swamp cedar and warts
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Indian J Nephrol. 2013 Sep;23(5):362-4. doi: 10.4103/0971-4065.116316. Successful treatment of verruca vulgaris with Thuja occidentalis in a renal allograft recipient. Joseph R, Pulimood SA, Abraham P, John GT.
Human papillomavirus-driven verruca vulgaris infection is common in solid organ transplant recipients and increases the risk for squamous cell carcinoma. The available treatment modalities have limited response. We report a renal allograft recipient who presented with multiple warts not responding to cryotherapy and radiosurgery with one turning malignant, needing amputation of the finger. An extract from Thuja occidentalis (White cedar tree) cured the resistant warts on the other fingers, leaving only superficial scars and without affecting allograft function. We have reviewed the pharmacological and clinical properties of T. occidentalis.
KEYWORDS: Renal transplantation, Thuja occidentalis, squamous cell carcinoma, verruca vulgaris
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