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The Pediatric Forum
June 1999

Oral Condylomata in Children

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(6):651-654. doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.6.651

The incidence of condylomata acuminata in children seems to be increasing, paralleling a rising incidence reported in adults.1-3 The etiologic agent is the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes soft, clustered, papillomatous growths of various sizes and shapes seen on moist mucosal surfaces, most frequently around the genital and rectal areas. Condylomata of the oral cavity in adults are an unusual but well-recognized manifestation of HPV.4