Growing 2

Immune System

{"ops":[{"insert":"Diagnosis and reasoning"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"The differential diagnosis of penile growths is broad, and encompases both infectious and noninfectious conditions.\n\nThe main infective conditions are genital warts (caused by Human Papillomavirus - HPV), condyloma lata (due to secondary syphilis), bowenoid papulosis and molluscum contagiosum.\n\nNon-infective growths include dermatological conditions such as seborrheic keratoses, pearly penile papules and lichen planus, as well as skin tags and sebaceous cysts.\n\nIn this patient, the diagnosis is very straightforward - the cauliflower like appearance of the growths is typical of genital warts.\n\nAs the diagnosis is obvious, there is no value in performing a biopsy.\n\nNote also that currently, not only are there are no HPV DNA tests recommended "}]}

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