How effective is surgical excision for the treatment of 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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Reports in the literature indicate that within one year of surgery, complete wart clearance occurs in 35-72% of individuals treated with surgical excision. One report found surgical excision as effective as laser surgery. [87]


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