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Acta Obstétrica e Ginecológica Portuguesa

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CUNHA, Margarida da Silva; SIMOES, Jorge  and  LUZ, Rita. Genital Warts: not always the human papillomavirus's harmless consequence. Acta Obstet Ginecol Port [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.4, pp.307-308. ISSN 1646-5830.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related genital warts are the commonest viral sexually transmitted disease. We present a case of exuberant vulvar lesions in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and immunosuppressed woman, in which risk factors and clinical features required a differential diagnosis with more serious conditions. The lesions were surgically excised successfully and histopathological outcome was condylomata acuminata. With this clinical report we highlight that benign and apparently harmless situations, such as genital condylomata, can be very morbilliform and even mutilating. Appropriate recognition, proper treatment and follow-up measures as early as possible are cornerstone.

Keywords : Buschke-Lowenstein Tumor; Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia; Condylomata Acuminata; HIV Infection; Human Papilloma Virus.

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