Condyloma acuminatum


Condyloma acuminatum
Genital warts caused by certain human papilloma viruses. Warts confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals and around the anus due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) transmitted through sexual contact. Most infected people have no symptoms but these viruses increase a woman’s risk for cancer of the cervix. The virus can also be transmitted from mother to baby during childbirth. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is also the leading cause of abnormal PAP smears and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix in women. There is no cure for genital warts virus infection. Once contracted, the virus can stay with a person for life.

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condyloma acu·mi·na·tum -ə-.kyü-mə-'nāt-əm n, pl condylomata acu·mi·na·ta -'nāt-ə GENITAL WART

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pl. condyloґmata acuminaґta. a type of papilloma usually found on the mucous membrane or skin of the external genitals or in the perianal region. Lesions are usually few in number but may aggregate to form large cauliflowerlike masses. Caused by the human papillomavirus, it is infectious and autoinoculable. Called also acuminate, genital, or venereal wart.

Condylomata acuminata in the perianal region.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • condyloma acuminatum — /euh kyooh meuh nay teuhm/. See venereal warts. [ < NL; see CONDYLOMA, ACUMINATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • condyloma acuminatum — noun a small benign wart on or around the genitals and anus • Syn: ↑genital wart, ↑venereal wart, ↑verruca acuminata • Hypernyms: ↑wart, ↑verruca * * * /euh kyooh meuh nay teuhm/. See venereal warts. [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • acuminatum — see CONDYLOMA ACUMINATUM …   Medical dictionary

  • Condyloma — Wartlike growths around the anus, vulva, or glans penis. There are three major types of condyloma, each of which is sexually transmitted. These include condyloma acuminatum or genital warts, condyloma latum (a form of secondary syphilis), and… …   Medical dictionary

  • condyloma — n.; pl. condylomata a raised wartlike growth. Condylomata accuminata ( sing. condyloma acuminatum) are warts caused by human papillomavirus and are found on the vulva, under the foreskin, or on the skin of the anal region. They may be treated… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Кондилома (Condyloma) — выступающее над поверхностью кожи бородавчатое разрастание. Чаще всего встречается остроконечная кондилома (condyloma acuminatum), возникающая в преддверии влагалища, на коже головки полового члена под крайней плотью или вокруг анального… …   Медицинские термины

  • pointed condyloma — c. acuminatum …   Medical dictionary

  • acuminate wart — condyloma acuminatum …   Medical dictionary

  • pointed wart — condyloma acuminatum …   Medical dictionary

  • condylomaacuminatum — condyloma a·cu·mi·na·tum (ə kyo͞o mə nāʹtəm) n. pl. condylomata a·cu·mi·na·ta ( nāʹtə) See genital wart.   [New Latin condylōma acūminātum: condylōma, condyloma + Latin acūminātum, pointed, neuter of acūminātus; see acuminate.] * * * …   Universalium


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