- Very common STD.
- Caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, most commonly HPV types 6 and 11.
- Peak incidence of genital HPV infection occurs in 16- to 25-year-olds.
- Diagnosis is made based on clinical presentation.
- Generally has a benign course and is not often associated with oncogenic potential.
- Treatment can be challenging, as there is no cure and recurrences are common.
Last updated: Apr 05, 2013