Updates on Treating Warts, Molluscum Contagiosum, and Other Pediatric Conditions

Shanna Miranti, MPAS, PA-C, shares highlights from her first session at the 2022 SDPA Conference in Miami, Florida.

At the 2022 Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Conference in Miami, Florida, Shanna Miranti, MPAS, board-certified physician assistant at Riverchase Dermatology in Naples, Florida, presented updates on treating pediatric patients during her session, “Treating ‘Warts and Molluscum and Kiddos... Oh MY!’” Miranti’s presentation included:

  • Tips for approaching and treating pediatric patients
  • Updates on treatments for warts and molluscum contagiosum
  • Ways to make treating pediatric patients a more pleasant experience

“A couple of highlights from this lecture would have been going beyond cryotherapy and trying to figure out some other alternatives when our kiddos are very scared or when they do not want to be treated with liquid nitrogen,” said Miranti.

As Miranti mentions, liquid nitrogen for warts is not for all pediatric patients. If physicians encounter scared pediatric patients, they can choose from non-invasive and kid-friendly treatment options such as salicylic acid, cantharidin, squaric acid di-butyl ester, or SwiftMicrowave Therapy.

Miranti’s next presentation, “Kodachromes,” takes place on November 29th at 11:30am EST. Miranti will be presenting alongside fellow colleagues Ted Rosen, MD; Cynthia Trickett, MPAS, PA-C; and Matthew Zirwas, MD, FAAD.

Video transcript:

Shanna Miranti, PA-C: Hi, everyone, my name is Shanna Miranti I'm a physician assistant with Riverchase Dermatology in Naples, Florida. It has been my honor to be speaking again at this year's SDPA conference in Miami, Florida.

My first talk this year at SDPA, Miami is entitled “Treating “Warts and Molluscum and Kiddos... Oh MY!’” This is certainly a fun and exciting kind of adventure into the field of pediatric dermatology. I myself am the mother of four children. So not only do I love seeing kids, but I have a lot of kids at home. But it can be very tricky to decide how to treat kiddos when they come into our office. So, I hope you learned a little bit today regarding some treatment options and some alternatives to cryotherapy. A couple of highlights from this lecture would have been going beyond cryotherapy and trying to figure out some other alternatives when our kiddos are very scared or when they do not want to be treated with liquid nitrogen. In addition to that, we have some very exciting new therapies coming out for molluscum. The first FDA-approved treatment options for molluscum contagiosum will be coming to the market in 2023. So, I introduced some new and exciting therapies today. Then finally just capping it off: how to treat kiddos when they're scared. What are some options for mitigating that fear and helping them stay brave when we do have to do procedures on kids. I hope you enjoyed the lecture on this pediatric dermatology adventure and hope you will consider seeing more kids in your practice in the future.