Already a member? Sign in. Usually considered a benign skin disease, warts can be painful and unsightly, affecting your patients' comfort and body image. Warts are a common skin disorder caused by human papilloma virus HPV.
If you have genital warts, know that you are not alone. Genital warts condylomata acuminate are very common. According to the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology , there are up to one million new cases of genital warts diagnosed each year in the United States, and many cases are not diagnosed. Most cases of genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus HPV. There are more than strains of HPV, but types 6 and 11 are the strains that cause genital warts. Those strains of HPV don't usually cause cervical cancer , but they do lead to genital warts. It may be necessary for you to visit your doctor for treatment for genital warts.
Also called condylomata acuminata Genital warts are warts that appear in the genital area. There can be 1 wart or a cluster of warts. People get these warts by picking up the human papillomavirus HPV from someone who is already infected with this virus. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection.
There are five kinds of warts:. There are more than types of HPV. Warts can grow on all parts of your body.