Human papillomavirus HPV infection is linked with several cancers such as cancer cervix, vagina, vulva, head and neck, anal, and penile carcinomas. Although there is a proven association of HPV with these cancers, questions regarding HPV testing, vaccination, and treatment of HPV-related cancers continue to remain unanswered. The present article provides an overview of the HPV-associated cancers.
Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. Nearly all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of human papillomavirus HPVthe virus that causes genital warts, at some point during their lives. Women are somewhat more likely than men to develop genital warts.
DrEd offers a free online photo assessment as well as topical warts treatments. The only symptom of genital warts are the growths, which means you only know you're infected once you've spotted one of them on your skin. They can sometimes appear inside your genitals and may be difficult to spot.
Recently, intralesional immunotherapy with skin test antigens and vaccines has been shown to be effective in the management of warts. Aim: To study the efficacy of intralesional MMR vaccine in the treatment of common warts. Forty clinically diagnosed cases of cutaneous common wart were selected in the study and were put randomly into two groups 20 in each group.
A new study examined the rates of human papillomavirus HPV infection in a sample of young cisgender men who have sex with men and transgender women. They found that despite having come of age when a vaccine was available, less than a quarter of participants were fully vaccinated and more than half were infected with oral or anal HPV. The study also found high rates of coinfection with HIV, which makes HPV-related health issues such as anal cancer more likely.
Background: Warts are benign proliferations of skin and mucosa caused by the human papillomavirus HPV. Plane warts are caused by HPV types 3, 10, 28, and 41, occurring mostly in children and young adults. Among the treatment modalities, topical application of trichloroacetic acid TCA is age old.
The version of this article includes supplemental content. Patient information: See related handout on prevention of cervical cancerwritten by the authors of this article. Human papillomaviruses cause the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world and are responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer.
Correspondence Address : Dr. Devinder M Thappa Department of Dermatology. Cutaneous and genital warts are common dermatological conditions caused by the human papilloma virus HPV.
In the case described in this report, we used a combination of electrocautery and a surgical scalpel to resect a huge genital wart, followed by long-term local treatment with podophyllin. This procedure was relatively fast, easy to perform, involved minimal bleeding, and did not result in any complications. Moreover, combination therapy enabled us to avoid deep resection of the lesion and consequently, sexual function was preserved completely.