I.INTRODUCTIONCondyloma acuminata refer to all epidermal manifestation attributed toepidermotropic vulvar papilloma virus. Condyloma acuminata are also referred to asvenereal warts, genital warts and papilloma acuminatum. Approximately 90% of thecases of condyloma acuminata are related to HPV 6 and 11. These 2 types are benignand/or the least likely to have neoplastic potential. Certain types such as HPV 33, 35,39, 40, 43, 45, 51-56, 58, have moderate potential for neoplastic conversion,
andsome have high potential for dysplasia such as HPV type 16 and 18. Condylomaacuminata is a sexually transmitted disease. It is manifested by the presence of wartsin the vulvar, genital, and anal area. If left untreated in pregnant women, it couldcause complication to the baby because the warts could be propagated to the airway passages of the child. Even if the disease is treated initially, it has a high chance of recurrence.In the hospitals we were affiliated, condyloma acuminata cases are verylimited. In the first week of our exposure in Jose B Lingad Memorial RegionalHospital (JBLMRH), we were given a chance to handle a case of condylomaacuminata. We chose the disease for our study for several reasons. First, cases of thiskind of venereal disease are very rare. Although we had encountered other types of sexually transmitted disease such as syphilis and gonorrhea in our previous exposure,we never encountered such derange this kind of manifestations. Second, because of the limited cases, we do not have much knowledge about the disease, and thecuriosity that we had motivated us to conduct a case study regarding the ailment.Lastly, we chose condyloma acuminata because of the increasing number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases.In the United States of America, annual cases of condyloma acuminata is 1%.Prevalence had reported to exceed 50%. Health experts estimate there are more casesof genital HPV infection than any other STI in the United States. According to theAmerican Social Health Association, approximately 5.5 million new cases of sexuallytransmitted HPV infections are reported every year. At least 20 million people in thiscountry are already infected.