Genital warts and their treatment

Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Jan:28 Suppl 1:S37-56. doi: 10.1086/514722.


Genital warts are manifestations of a common viral sexually transmitted disease (STD) that are often diagnosed and treated with a variety of clinical specialties. Unlike for other STDs, there is a general lack of a well-established treatment algorithm for the management of external genital warts. This, coupled with a wide variety of treatments and clinical settings, makes the development of a simple algorithm virtually impossible. In this review what is known and not known about current treatments and case management will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Condylomata Acuminata / diagnosis
  • Condylomata Acuminata / drug therapy*
  • Humans