Guidelines for the management of cutaneous warts

  title={Guidelines for the management of cutaneous warts},
  author={John C. Sterling and S.E. Handfield‐Jones and Peter M. Hudson},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
These guidelines for the management of cutaneous warts have been prepared for dermatologists on behalf of the British Association of Dermatologists. They present evidence‐based guidance for treatment, with identification of the strength of evidence available at the time of preparation of the guidelines, and a brief overview of epidemiological aspects, diagnosis and investigation. 
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