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September 1977

Spread of Condyloma Acuminata to Infants and Children-Reply

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Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(9):1294-1295. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640090142027

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In Reply.—  Dr Storrs has made some very important additional points about condylomata acuminata in children. In our discussions with the families of the patients, reported previously and recently, there was no evidence of sexual molestation by adults as far as we could determine.We have worked with the Department of Otolaryngology of the Medical Center of the University of Cincinnati for more than 15 years on the familial incidence of laryngeal papillomas in children and on the use of autogenous wart extracts for therapy. These extracts are prepared from both small bits of excised laryngeal papillomas and from digital warts of adults and children in the family. We have found digital and plantar warts in the family and the child that were associated with the laryngeal lesions, but we found no such associations with genital warts, like those that Powell et al had reported. As with any therapy for

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