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How are genital warts from human papillomavirus (HPV) treated?

There is no gold standard for treatment of genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts that are visible on the skin maybe treated by surgical excision (removal by cutting), chemical burning or freezing. Sometimes the procedure has to be repeated over several months. If the virus is still in the skin but has not yet caused the formation of warts, it is possible that new warts will form even after treatment.

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