Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cauliflower warts

There are several types of human papilloma viruses (HPVs), some of which are transmitted by sexual contact. Certain types of HPVs, for example type 6 and 11 cause genital warts (condyloma acuminata), which may look like cauliflowers - cauliflower warts.
Vaccination with an HPV vaccine around the time of adolescence before the onset of sexual activity may prevent genital warts.
Warts caused by HPVs other than type 6 and 11 can be spread by methods such as skin to skin contact and these warts can affect other regions of the body besides the genital and anal areas.
Wen YC, Wu HH, Chen KK: Pan-urethral Wart Treated with 5-Fluorouracil Intraurethral Instillation. J Chin Med Assoc, 2006 69(8):391-392. Go to reference

Genital warts in a male and female

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