publication . Other literature type . 2012

Genital Warts: A Comprehensive Review

Yanofsky, Valerie R.; Patel, Rita V.; Goldenberg, Gary;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Matrix Medical Communications
Abstract
External genital warts, also known as condylomata acuminata, are extremely common, with between 500,000 to one million new cases diagnosed each year in the United States alone. To date, more than 120 distinct subtypes of human papillomavirus have been identified. Human papillomavirus types 6 and 11 rarely give rise to cervical cancers, but are responsible for 90 percent of the cases of genital warts. The current treatment options are largely centered upon removal of the warts rather than elimination of the underlying viral infection. A wide range of therapies are presently in use, which are highly variable and can differ dramatically with respect to cost, side-e...
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Medical Subject Headings: virus diseases
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