April 1984

Condyloma Acuminatum in Rochester, Minn, 1950-1978I. Epidemiology and Clinical Features

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology (Drs Chuang and Kurland and Mr Ilstrup) and Dermatology (Dr Perry), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn. Dr Chuang is now with the Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(4):469-475. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650400051012

• From 1950 through 1978, condyloma acuminatum was diagnosed in 746 residents of Rochester, Minn (246 male and 500 female subjects). With the number of cases increasing almost every year until 1975, the mean annual incidence rate reached 106.5 per 100,000 population in the period 1975 through 1978, apparently the highest reported to date. Among age groups, the rate was highest in the 20- through 24-year-old group. Female patients contracted the infection at a higher rate and at a younger age than male patients. Anal condyloma occurred in one third of the male subjects studied and recurrent condyloma in 30% of the male subjects. More female than male patients had lesions at multiple locations.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:469-475)