A few days ago, a 2-year-old girl in Anshun City, Guizhou Province was suspected of suffering from condyloma acuminatum, which caused heated discussions among many netizens. Some netizens speculated whether the girl was sexually assaulted.
Soon, after an investigation by the public security organs, and a joint investigation with the Ministry of Health, the Women’s Federation and other departments, the possibility of being sexually assaulted has been ruled out.
At present, the girl is seeking medical treatment accompanied by her parents. The source of the disease and the source of the case need to be further analyzed and determined by experts.
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Condyloma acuminatum, What kind of disease is it?
Condyloma acuminatum is a very common sexually transmitted disease, which occurs in young people. It is also known as a disease caused by HPV infection due to bad sexual behavior. Be genital warts, anogenital warts, or venereal warts.
Once the disease occurs, some vegetations will appear on the skin and mucous membranes of the patient’s anus and external genitalia, and it will be accompanied by pain, itching, bleeding and abnormal secretions and other problems, which will seriously affect the patient’s condition. patient’s health.
Condyloma acuminatum, not necessarily sexually transmitted
Generally speaking, most of condyloma acuminatum are sexually transmitted, and a few are indirectly transmitted, mainly through contact with pollutants, such as contact with toilets, bathtubs, or contaminated towels, underwear, etc.
The key to their shared items is whether the infected skin and mucous membranes are damaged, if not, the chance of indirect infection is often relatively small.
In addition, mother-to-child transmission can also infect condyloma acuminatum, and mothers with genital tract infection of HPV can transmit to their newborns through the placenta and vaginal delivery.
How to treat condyloma acuminatum?
I. Use of drugs
For patients with condyloma acuminatum, after a series of examinations, they should be guided by a doctor. Oral administration of some antiviral drugs can inhibit the replication of HPV virus and effectively remove local warts.
For example, two antiviral drugs such as valacyclovir and acyclovir can be taken, and some immunity-boosting drugs, such as pidotimod, can also be taken at the same time.
In addition, due to the obvious skin lesions, some topical ointments should be used for treatment.
For example you can choose 3.75% or 5% imiquimod cream, and 0.15% or 0.5% podophyllotoxin ointment.
Second, physical therapy
patients also You can go to the hospital for a range of physical therapies, such as laser therapy or cryotherapy, as well as coagulation or electrocautery, or microwave therapy strong>andIon therapy.
These physical therapies can directly destroy the skin lesions and quickly and effectively remove the skin lesions caused by condyloma acuminatum.
Third, surgical treatment
If the patient If there is a large range of skin lesions, and the corresponding drugs and physical therapy cannot be used to remove the skin lesions, then surgery should be used to remove the skin lesions under the guidance of a doctor.
If a patient is infected with a high-risk HPV virus that results in abnormal cervical smear, cervical cancer should be considered and the patient should undergo other types of surgery.
Can condyloma acuminatum be cured completely?
Condyloma acuminatum does not have a very clear recovery standard. Generally, the skin lesions disappear after treatment, and there is no recurrence within 6 months, which means that the condyloma acuminatum has been cured accordingly. treat.
However, the recurrence rate of condyloma acuminatum is relatively high, especially for people who still have unhealthy sexual behaviors after treatment.
For example, having multiple sexual partners at the same time, or having unhealthy sexual behaviors with people infected with condyloma acuminatum, will lead to re-infection with HPV virus, which will induce the appearance of condyloma acuminatum, and even be infected with High-risk HPV viruses can induce cancers such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, prostate cancer, penile canceremergence of the disease.
After a period of treatment, if the skin lesions are cleared and there are no other symptoms, and it lasts within 6 months, it means that the condyloma acuminatum has been cured.
If unhealthy sexual behavior occurs after the cure, it will lead to the recurrence of condyloma acuminatum, and even induce the appearance of cancer.