External genital warts (EGW) are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV infects the basal epithelium via microabrasions and tissue disruption of genital skin/mucosa or oral mucosa. EGW are only one manifestation of HPV infection; HPV DNA may also integrate into the host genome and may lead to malignant transformation.
An Expert Update on Managing External Genital Warts
Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Physicians ObGyn Medical Group, Mountain View, CA
Anita L. Nelson, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Nurse Dehn is a consultant to Hologic, Inc, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC; she is a speaker for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Roche, Cord Blood Registry, and Abbott Labs; and she is a vendor for Cord Blood Registry.
Dr. Nelson is a consultant to Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC.