abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
Superficial muco-cutaneous infection caused by the human papilloma virus.
Check patients with anogenital warts for the presence of other STIs.
Treatment seldom indicated.
- 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.
Podophyllin is a cytotoxic agent.
Avoid systemic absorption.
Contraindicated in pregnancy. Exclude pregnancy before using podophyllin.