oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The topical use of 5 fluorouracil

Volume 15, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



5 Fluorouracil has proved valuable in curing malignancy associated with arsenical dermatitis. It is valuable in controlling the epitheliomata as they develop in xeroderma pigmentosum. It also controls the fungating lesions in advanced epitheliomata and fibrosarcoma, thereby providing palliation in these cases. 5 Fluorouracil appeared to remove a papillomatous wart of the face, but plantar warts in Africans are too far advanced for topical 5 Fluorouracil therapy.

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