How are warts characterized in HIV disease?

Updated: Mar 26, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Widespread or recalcitrant warts may be observed on the oral mucosa, the face, the perianal region, and the female genital tract in patients infected with HIV. The perianal and cervical lesions may be difficult to treat. Large plantar warts caused by human papillomoavirus–66 (HPV-66) and an epidermodysplasia verruciformislike eruption, which is believed to be associated with HPV infection, have also been reported in patients infected with HIV. [29]

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