- Condyloma acuminatum
- Genital warts caused by certain human papilloma viruses. Warts confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals and around the anus due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) transmitted through sexual contact. Most infected people have no symptoms but these viruses increase a womans risk for cancer of the cervix. The virus can also be transmitted from mother to baby during childbirth. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is also the leading cause of abnormal PAP smears and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix in women. There is no cure for genital warts virus infection. Once contracted, the virus can stay with a person for life.
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* * *pl. condyloґmata acuminaґta. a type of papilloma usually found on the mucous membrane or skin of the external genitals or in the perianal region. Lesions are usually few in number but may aggregate to form large cauliflowerlike masses. Caused by the human papillomavirus, it is infectious and autoinoculable. Called also acuminate, genital, or venereal wart.
Condylomata acuminata in the perianal region.
Medical dictionary. 2011.