When should a dermatologist be consulted in the management 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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Consult a dermatologist for assistance with management of epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV). Bleeding warts, moles, birthmarks, or unusual warts with hair growing from them can be confused with HPV disease; refer these types of lesions to a dermatologist for diagnostic clarification. Dermatologists who specialize in Mohs surgery may be of particular assistance in managing verrucous carcinomas.


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