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September 1976

Condyloma Acuminata in Infants and Children

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Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(9):1329. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630330083041

To the Editor.—  With the current epidemic of condyloma acuminata in all social groups, it is important to alert clinicians about the appearance of these moist warts in infants and children. In previous years, such an occurrence was rare.1 Recently, three patients have been observed in the Department of Dermatology. The patients included a 14-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy, both with extensive perianal condyloma acuminata. In each family, there was a history of condyloma acuminata in an adult. The third patient was a 16-year-old boy whose condyloma acuminata was associated with recurrent periungual warts of two years' duration.The spread of the moist wart in a family is rarer than the spread of the common digital or plantar wart in a family group. In our experience, it is uncommon for the moist condyloma acuminata to spread to the hands and feet. The spread of condyloma acuminata is usually