Human-papillomavirus-related disease in pediatrics

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Purpose of review

Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) account for a number of distinct disease entities in pediatrics, ranging from common warts to the stigmatizing condyloma acuminata to life-threatening respiratory papillomatosis. Although there is still a lack of consensus on treatment for each of these HPV-related diseases, scientific investigation continues to progress. Increasing prevention of HPV-related disease with further vaccination and development of new vaccines continues to be the best medical strategy.

Recent findings

Although high-quality evidence for treatment of HPV-related disease is still lacking, several new studies have been published in recent years that have refined opinions on therapy. Novel treatments continue to be developed, including new vaccines to further coverage for other strains.


HPV-related disease in pediatrics is associated with societal stigmatization and a high level of morbidity. Greater understanding of the distinct diseases and high-quality research is necessary to enhance treatment selection in the coming future.

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