What are the initial treatments for most patients with 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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For most patients, simple topical therapies are the initial treatments of choice; they are cost effective and result in minimal toxicity. Most such therapies successfully eliminate visible condylomata in 30-90% of cases. However, many clinical studies examining topical therapies are not well designed, making comparisons between therapies difficult.


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