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Article
December 1990

Anogenital Warts in ChildrenClinical and Virologic Evaluation for Sexual Abuse

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh (Pa) School of Medicine and the Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Dr Cohen); the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and the Section of Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Dr Honig); and the Department of Dermatology, New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass (Dr Androphy).

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(12):1575-1580. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670360039004
Abstract

• Seventy-three children with anogenital warts were examined for sexual abuse during a 2-year period. Our data suggest that nonsexual transmission is common, particularly in children under 3 years of age. Approximately 25% of these children were younger than age 1 year, and another 50% were between the ages of 1 and 3 years. No evidence of sexual abuse was detected in 66 children.

(Arch Dermatol. 1990;126:1575-1580)

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