What is included in emergency department (ED) care for condyloma acuminatum?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Delaram Ghadishah, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Type of workup, treatment regimens, and necessary follow-up care for condyloma acuminatum generally are far beyond the scope of ED practice. However, the following procedures may be implemented if indicated:

  • Use pressure to stop any bleeding.

  • Relieve urethral obstruction in rare cases.

  • Reassure the patient.

  • Search for evidence of other coexistent STDs and treat if found.

  • Do not begin treatment of condyloma in the ED.

Although not ED treatments, the following are listed strictly for educational purposes and to assist readers in understanding and managing potential presenting complications of condyloma acuminatum. Further details on management are included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines. [3]


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