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.

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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.

Podophyllin is a cytotoxic agent.

Avoid systemic absorption.

Contraindicated in pregnancy. Exclude pregnancy before using podophyllin.

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