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Year : 1983  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 153--157

A Clinico-epidemilogical Study of Gental Warts

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The epidemiological and clinical, characteristics of 109 patients (94 then and 15 women) with gental warts were studied at the STD Training and Denimonstration Centre, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi. Genital warts is a disease of young adults and correlates with sexual maturity. The majority of patients were poor socio-economically, non-promiscuous and not addicted to alcohool. Most of the with the disease, were single and the women . married, reflecting the differing sources of acquisition of the disease. Homosexuality played a significant role in the acquisition of perianal warts in males. The mean incubation period. Warts were more numerous in women.. Long foreskins, by presenting a more moist environment probably preispose to the acquisition and propagation of warts. Personal hygiene soon after coitus did not seem significant, in the prevention of warts Cutaneous warts were associated in 8% of the cases. Concomitant sexually transmitted infections were present in 38.5% of the patients. Genital warts showed a preferential distribution at sites frequently subjected to the trauma of coitus.


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