Chemical burns to the perineum from podophyllin use

  • Alan Rogers University of Toronto
  • N Ziolkowski Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • M G Jeschke Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Keywords: Chemical burn, warts, perianal condyllomata, burn, toxin

Abstract

We recently managed a 37-year-old man who had made use of podophyllin, prescribed by his general practitioner, to eradicate perianal condylomata. After two applications and removal after the appropriate duration, the patient became frustrated with its apparent inefficacy, and applied a solution by spray over his scrotum and perineum.

Author Biographies

N Ziolkowski, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Ross Tilley Burn Centre Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
M G Jeschke, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Ross Tilley Burn Centre Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Published
2016-05-16
Section
Letters to the Editor