Genital warts are superficial skin lesions caused by epidermotropic human papillomavirus (HPV). Low-risk strains of HPV (6 and 11) are responsible for the majority of genital warts. Infection with the high-risk types 16 and 18 produce genital dysplasias. Because of the advent of the effective HPV vaccines, cervical and anogenital dysplasias are dramatically decreasing in frequency. However, genital HPV infections are known to have a negative impact on quality of life and represent a significant concern for the estimated 10%-20% of individuals who have them.
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