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Transmission of HPV infection can occur through either direct contact, autoinoculation, or fomite transfer. The average incubation period for warts ranges from 2-3 months but can extend to 1 year. Most lesions are symptomless; however, associated symptoms can include itching and bleeding.
The highest risk population for HPV infection is sexually active women younger than 26 years. However, HPV infection can affect both genders and a wide span of ages from infants to the elderly.
In immunosuppressed patients, warts proliferate due to suppressed cellular immunity and carry a risk of carcinogenesis. An increased prevalence of anogenital warts is noted in this population. Recurrences are common and response to treatment is impaired.
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A63.0 – Anogenital (venereal) warts
240542006 – Condyloma acuminatum
- Pearly penile papules – Appear in parallel rows on the corona glandis or frenulum of the penis.
- Lichen planus
- Lichen nitidus
- Molluscum contagiosum – Shiny papules 2-5 mm in diameter with central umbilication; giant molluscum in the anogenital area of children have been mistaken for condyloma acuminatum.
- Seborrheic keratoses
- Melanocytic nevi
- Fordyce spots – Sebaceous glands.
- Nodules of scabies
- Epidermal nevus
- Condyloma lata (secondary syphilis) – Lesions tend to be flatter and smoother than condyloma acuminata.
- Herpes simplex virus (HSV) – Particularly in immunocompromised individuals.
- Papular acantholytic dermatosis
Last Updated: 02/21/2018