Question 3 What is the efficacy of duct tape as a treatment for verruca vulgaris?

@article{Stubbings2011Question3W,
  title={Question 3 What is the efficacy of duct tape as a treatment for verruca vulgaris?},
  author={Alison H. Stubbings and Ian D Wacogne},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  year={2011},
  volume={96},
  pages={897 - 899}
}
An 8-year-old girl attends a general paediatric outpatient clinic for medical review and it is noted that she has duct tape on her finger. When asked about it, her mother states that duct tape was recommended by a dermatologist for the treatment of verrucas on the girl's fingers and toes. You wonder what the evidence base is for this treatment. In children with verrucas [population] does treatment with duct tape [intervention] bring about resolution of verrucas [outcome]? ### Secondary… 
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In a 6-week trial, duct tape had a modest but nonsignificant effect on wart resolution and diameter reduction when compared with placebo in a cohort of primary school children.

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A meta-analysis of cryotherapy versus placebo for warts at all sites favoured neither intervention nor control, and one trial showed cryotherapy to be better than both placebo and SA, but only for hand warts.

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Duct tape occlusion therapy was significantly more effective than cryotherapy for treatment of the common wart.

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The duct tape occlusion therapy trial found no statistically significant difference between duct tape and moleskin for the treatment of warts in an adult population.

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Effi cacy of duct tape vs placebo in the treatment of verruca vulgaris ( warts ) in primary school children

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Effi cacy of duct tape vs placebo in the treatment of verruca vulgaris (warts) in primary school children

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