Warts can be difficult to diagnose and to treat in the setting of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 37-year-old woman with a background of HIV presented with a large verrucous plaque involving her right foot. Human papillomavirus (HPV)-66 was identified in the lesional skin biopsy sample and in scrapings obtained from her cervix. The wart rapidly responded to topical cidofovir therapy. HPV-66 is a novel HPV type to be associated with verruca vulgaris. Topical cidofovir should be further investigated as an alternative treatment modality for verruca vulgaris. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;43:340-3)Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
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