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New Approaches to External Genital Warts and Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia

KENNEDY, COLLEEN M. MD, MS*; BOARDMAN, LORI A. MD, ScM

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2008 - Volume 51 - Issue 3 - pp 518-526
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31818092a3
New Antibiotics and Vaccines in Obstetric Practice

Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. For the majority of affected individuals, the virus remains subclinical. However, human papillomavirus infection may result in a broad spectrum of vulvar disease including genital warts, dysplasia, and invasive carcinoma. We review the evaluation and currently available therapies to assist in patient management.

*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Brown Medical School and Women and Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island

Correspondence: Colleen M. Kennedy, MD, MS, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242. E-mail: colleen-kennedy@uiowa.edu

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© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.