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Genital Warts, Etiology, Signs, Treatment and Prevention | Biomedgrid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.5, No. 4)

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Page : 307-308

Keywords : Podophyllin; Podophyllotoxin; Imiquimoid; Trichloroacetic acid; AJBSR;

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Genital warts, scientifically known as Condylomata acuminate, are the consequences of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), probably one of the most occurring sexually transmitted infections. Human Papilloma Virus is non enveloped dsDNA virus and its predilection site are epithelium of genital organs. It belongs to the viral family Papoviridae, which replicates in the basal layer of genital epithelium. The genital mucosa may be infected anywhere including, penis, scrotum, vulva, vagina, cervix, anus, pubic and perianal area. Four subtypes of HPV 16, 18, 31, and 33, are known to cause cervical cancers, while HPV 6 and 11 cause 90% cases of genital warts. Genital warts may commonly appear as lesions on penis, scrotum, vulva, vagina, cervix, anus, pubic and perianal area. The genital warts may be treated using 0.5% solution of Podophyllin, 25% solution of Podophyllotoxin, Imiquimoid 5% cream, Trichloroacetic acid 60-90% and Podophyllin resin 15%. For the purpose of prevention of the disease vaccines are also available which are parentally administered.

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