Current Update on the Treatment of Genital Warts

Valerie R Yanofsky; Rita V Linkner; David Pompei; Gary Goldenberg


Expert Rev Dermatol. 2013;8(3):321-332. 

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Five-year View

Multiple large-scale randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of the HPV vaccination and newly developing EGW treatment modalities have changed the scope of what was once a very challenging disease for the dermatologist to properly manage. Now primary prevention and secondary eradication of EGW is clearly possible. Further research into the development of similar vaccines that can target additional HPV types is now required. Additionally, research is now being geared towards the combination of certain dermatologist and patient-administered treatment modalities as a means to not only increase overall effectiveness but also shorten the duration of treatment.