Main name of condition: Condyloma. Other names or spellings for Condyloma: Condyloma acuminatum, genital warts, venereal warts
Condyloma: A type of wart transmitted through direct sexual contact and is caused by the human papilloma virus.
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Condyloma includes the 4 symptoms listed below: * Genital warts * Warts inside mouth * Anal warts * Rectal warts
Infection with one of the more than 70 known strains of HPV causes genital warts, which are transmitted through sexual contact. The warts grow rapidly in the presence of heavy perspiration, poor hygiene, or pregnancy and commonly accompany other genital infections.
Treatment is mostly for cosmetic reasons and should be guided by the patient’s preference. Treatment aims to remove exophytic warts and to ameliorate signs and symptoms. Topical drug therapy (10% to 25% podophyllum in compound benzoin tincture, trichloroacetic acid, or dichloroacetic acid) removes small warts. (Podophyllum is contraindicated in pregnancy.) Warts larger than 2.5 cm are generally removed by carbon dioxide laser treatment, cryosurgery, or electrocautery. Other treatments include Podofilox, Imiquimod, interferon, and combined laser and interferon therapy. No therapy has proved effective in eradicating HPV; relapse is common.