VIRAL WARTS, ANOGENITAL WARTS

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WARTS

abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus

Superficial muco-cutaneous infection caused by the human papilloma virus.

GENERAL MEASURES

Cryotherapy.

Check patients with anogenital warts for the presence of other STIs.

MEDICINE TREATMENT

Cutaneous warts

Treatment seldom indicated.

Anogenital warts

  • Podophyllin 20% in Tinct. Benz. Co., topical.
  • Apply at weekly intervals to lesions by a health care professional until lesions disappear.
  • Apply petroleum jelly to surrounding skin and mucous membrane for protection.
  • Wash the solution off after 4 hours.
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Podophyllin is a cytotoxic agent.

Avoid systemic absorption.

Contraindicated in pregnancy. Exclude pregnancy before using podophyllin.

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