By Gary M. White, MD

Perianal Condyloma

Condyloma may affect the perianal area. In adults, sexual transmission is usually the cause. Alternatively, passive transfer from, e.g., the hands, may be the source. Children may develop perianal condyloma innocently, but the consideration of sexual abuse must be entertained.


Flesh-colored, pink, red, or brown flat or verrucous papules and plaques about the anus is characteristic.


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Perianal condyloma in a 6-year-old. The issue of sexual abuse of course must be considered.
Perianal Condyloma


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