Genital Wart during Pregnancy: A Rare Case QD01-QD02
Flat No. 202, Type 4, Block C, New Campus,
UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Condyloma Acuminata (CA) or wart is a benign lesion which is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) type-6 or type-11 infection. During pregnancy, condyloma has a tendency to proliferate and may have recurrence. This is because during pregnancy physiological changes takes place to the external genitalia and immunological effects during pregnancy promote HPV replication, and increased vaginal secretions contacting the skin and mucous membranes in pregnancy also lead to proliferation of CA in pregnancy. A 25- year-old primigravida presented to our hospital at 36 weeks pregnancy with extensive genital warts. These lesions regressed itself one month postpartum and remained only on vulva. Podophyllum resin application was planned for remaining lesions two months postpartum. The few treatments that have been tested and recommended for use in pregnancy are Bi and Tri Chloro Acetic Acid (BCA/TCA) application, cryotherapy, electrocautery and surgical excision, including laser treatment.