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 infection in specimens obtained by biopsy or exfoliative cytology, OR
- Demonstration of virus by antigen or nucleic acid detection in a lesion biopsy
A clinically compatible case without histopathologic diagnosis and without microscopic or serologic evidence that the growth is the result of secondary syphilis
A clinically compatible case that is laboratory confirmed
Genital warts should be reported only once per patient. The first diagnosis for a patient with no previous diagnosis should be reported.