Saturday, 13 November 2010

MRCP revision battle 48.1: Genital warts

Today's battles have a distinctly dermatological flavour to them...

MRCP revision battle 48.1: Genital warts
MRCP revision battle 48.2: Livedo reticularis and erythema ab igne
MRCP revision battle 48.3: Antiphospholipid syndrome
MRCP revision battle 48.4: Skin conditions associated with malignancy
MRCP revision battle 48.5: Sturge-Weber Syndrome
MRCP revision battle 48.6: Erythema multiforme
MRCP revision battle 48.7:  Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Steven-Johnson Syndrome

MRCP revision battle 48.1: Genital warts

Genital warts are not a topic I want to dwell on so lets make this very concise.

Posh medical name for genital warts = condylomata accuminata

HPV, most commonly strains HPV 6 and HPV 11.
Less than 1% of people who become infected with HPV develop warts.

Prevention: gardasil vaccine protects against HPV 6 and 11 (associated with warts) and 16 and 18 (associated with cervical cancer)

  • 1st line: topical podophyllin/cryotherapy
  • 2nd line: imiquimod

Lets move rapidly onwards...