What is the disease progression of warts due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Genital warts may spontaneously regress, remain unchanged, or increase in size. Treatment of these lesions does not affect the development of cervical cancer. Approximately two thirds of patients with nongenital cutaneous warts experience a spontaneous regression within 2 years; however, some new warts may appear.


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