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European Journal of Dermatology


Editorial: What's new this month? Volume 27, numéro 5, September-October 2017

1 Dermatology Department, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK
2 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Alameda de Santo António dos Capuchos, 1169-050 Lisbon, Portugal
3 Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Joseph-Schneider-Str. 2, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
4 Dermatology Department, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
5 Dermatology Department, San Pedro Hospital, Logroño, Spain
6 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hôpital de Beaumont, Lausanne University Hospital Center, Av. de Beaumont 29, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Microwaves are tested as a new treatment for human papilloma virus (HPV)-related cutaneous warts in a pilot phase I open label uncontrolled study. Microwaves have been applied to thermally ablate inoperable liver tumours, but have not previously been used on the skin [1]. In this issue of the European Journal of Dermatology, Bristow et al. present a study of 32 adult volunteers who were recruited with 54 refractory plantar warts, present for more than a year, with at least two failed treatments. [...]