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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2011, Article ID 368623, 3 pages
Case Report

Successful Treatment of Refractory Wart with a Topical Activated Vitamin D in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Renal Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 18, 50139 Florence, Italy

Received 17 November 2011; Accepted 26 December 2011

Academic Editor: K. Kawamura

Copyright © 2011 Luciano Moscarelli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Warts are benign proliferations of the skin and mucosa caused by infection with human papillomavirus. They are commonly treated with destructive modalities such as cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, local injection of bleomycin, electrocoagulation, topical application of glutaraldehyde, and local and systemic interferon-β therapy. These treatment modalities often cause pain and sometimes scarring or pigmentation after treatment. We herein report a case with a right index finger wart, which was successfully treated with a topical activated vitamin D.