What are the goals of drug treatment for human papillomavirus (HPV) disease?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications. The medications used to treat human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are primarily designed to ablate the lesion by virtue of their corrosive properties. Although medical treatments have historically been destructive, immunomodulatory agents have now been introduced into practice.


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