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2022 Sep

Med J Armed Forces India


Suppl 1

Falkner’s needling technique for the treatment of warts: Minimum investment, maximum benefit.


Baveja S, Bhatt S, Vashisht S, Vashisht D, Joshi R, Pathania V, Venugopal R
Med J Armed Forces India. 2022 Sep; 78(Suppl 1):S75-S81.
PMID: 36147396.


Verruca vulgaris is a viral infection with high recurrence rates and is very difficult to treat. It occurs due to the ability of the virus to evade immune recognition. This immune evasion by the human papillomavirus (HPV) can be circumvented by injecting HPV antigens subcutaneously and inducing inflammation and a systemic immune response. Falkner technique is an approved technique for the treatment of warts. In this observational study, we analyzed the recovery rate among patients undergoing this technique as part of their routine treatment. The aim of this study is to study the clinical outcome of Falkner's needling technique that is being used for the treatment of verruca vulgaris.