NOTE: A surveillance case definition is a set of uniform criteria used to define a disease for public health surveillance. Surveillance case definitions enable public health officials to classify and count cases consistently across reporting jurisdictions. Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.
An infection characterized by the presence of visible, exophytic (raised) growths on the internal or external genitalia, perineum, or perianal region
Laboratory Criteria For Diagnosis
Histopathologic changes characteristic of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection on biopsy or exfoliative cytology
A clinically compatible case without histopathologic diagnosis and without microscopic or serologic evidence that the growth is due to secondary syphilis
A clinically compatible case that is laboratory confirmed