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Cost-effectiveness of cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts: Economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial

from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Plantar warts (verrucae) are extremely common. Although many will spontaneously disappear without treatment, treatment may be sought for a variety of reasons such as discomfort. There are a number of different treatments for cutaneous warts, with salicylic acid and cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen being two of the most common forms of treatment. To date, no full economic evaluation of either salicylic acid or cryotherapy has been conducted based on the use of primary data in a pragmatic setting. This paper describes the cost-effectiveness analysis which was conducted alongside a pragmatic multicenter, randomized trial evaluating the clinical effectiveness of cryotherapy versus 50 percent salicylic acid of the treatment of plantar warts. more

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