Efficacy of topical 10% potassium hydroxide in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children

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  • Abdul Qayyum khan Dermatology Department Lady Reading Hospital medical teaching institute Peshawar Pakistan
  • Mohammad majid paracha Dermatology Department Lady Reading Hospital medical teaching institute Peshawar Pakistan
  • Bushra Mehmood
  • farah sagheer Dermatology

Abstract

Objective To assess the efficacy of topical 10% Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) in treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children.   Methods Interventional study of 90 patients meeting inclusion criteria was done from 6th May 2020 to 6th Nov 2020. After written informed consent, patients were advised in detail to start topical 10% potassium hydroxide application till appearance of signs of inflammation i.e., redness and followed up in outdoor to assess for complete disappearance of lesions at 2 months. Patient’s demographic details, duration of disease at presentation and complete disappearance at 2 months were recorded in the proforma.   Results Mean age of the patients was 3.92±1.60 years (range2 to 6 years). 58.9% patients were male and 41.1% were female. Majority (44.4%) of patients presented with in 10-20 days of appearance of disease. Complete disappearance of disease was noted in 92.2% patients at 2 months of treatment.   Conclusion Topical 10% potassium hydroxide is an effective treatment of molluscum contagiosum.   Key words Molluscum contagiosum, topical 10% potassium hydroxide, pox virus.

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2022-06-01

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khan AQ, majid paracha M, Bushra Mehmood, sagheer farah. Efficacy of topical 10% potassium hydroxide in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2022Jun.1 [cited 2024Jun.24];32(2):314-9. Available from: http://www.jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/1892

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