Fast Five Quiz: Genital Warts

William James, MD


April 19, 2023

Genital warts have a propensity for the penile glans and shaft in men and for the vulvovaginal and cervical areas in women. Single or multiple papules may be seen. The lesions can be smooth, verrucous, lobulated, filiform, fungating, cauliflower, or plaque-like in appearance. Some appear harmless; others have a more disturbing appearance. Multiple sites are often involved simultaneously. Color may vary from that of the skin, to red and inflamed or hyperpigmented. Seek perianal lesions in patients with a history of or risk for immunosuppression or anal intercourse.

Learn more about the physical examination of patients with genital warts.


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