Anogenital warts (condylomas) are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) with >90% of the lesions caused by genotypes 6 & 11.
Patients who present with visible warts may also be infected with high-risk HPVs (eg types 16 & 18) which can cause subclinical lesions that are associated with intraepithelial neoplasia, cervical cancer and anogenital cancer.
Many HPV infections are subclinical, transient, and clear spontaneously within 12 months but may also remain latent and reactivate after several years.
Children who develop viral infection, including rhinovirus and respiratory syncytial virus, are at increased risk of developing subsequent acute respiratory infection, as shown in a recent study from the Philippines.
A new patch comprising autologous leucocytes, platelets, and fibrin improved the healing rate of hard-to-heal foot ulcers among patients with diabetes compared with standard therapy, a recent study found.