Last reviewed: 28 Oct 2020
Last updated: 01 Oct 2020

Summary

Definition

History and exam

Key diagnostic factors

  • presence of risk factors
  • female aged 19-22
  • male aged 22-26
  • sessile exophytic papillomas

Other diagnostic factors

  • asymptomatic
  • pruritus
  • bleeding
  • pain
  • urinary symptoms

Risk factors

  • intercourse at an early age
  • increasing number of lifetime sexual partners
  • increasing number of partner's lifetime sexual partners
  • immunocompromise

Diagnostic investigations

Treatment algorithm

Contributors

Pariser Dermatology Specialist

Williamsburg

VA

Disclosures

NM declares that she is a board member of the Virginia Dermatology Society.

Clinical Professor

Departments of Dermatology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Houston

TX

Disclosures

SKT declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Natalia Mendoza and Dr Stephen K. Tyring would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Brenda L. Pellicane, a previous contributor to this topic. BLP declares that she has no competing interests.

Peer reviewersVIEW ALL

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston

TX

Disclosures

AM declares that she has no competing interests.

Consultant Genitourinary Physician

Woolmanhill Hospital

Aberdeen

Scotland

UK

Disclosures

SB declares that he has no competing interests.

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