Cameron Y. S. Lee, DMD, MD, PHD, MPH, MSEd1*, Kirk Y. Hirata, MD, MS2

Condyloma acuminatum (CA) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that results in psychosocial distress. The etiologic agent is the human papillomavirus (HPV), genotypes 6 and 11. Sexually transmitted infections from the HPV are the world’s most common infection. Infections occur on the skin, and mucous membranes of the genital and perianal region, and less frequently in the oral cavity. But, with an increase in oral sexual practices with infected partners of all ages, CA should be considered in the differential diagnosis of oral lesions. The mode of transmission is through oral sex. Dental clinicians will often be the first healthcare provider to detect lesions in the oral cavity, especially HPV origin. In addition to obtaining a complete medical and dental history, histopathologic diagnosis will enable the healthcare team in arriving at an accurate diagnosis of CA. In this case report, we diagnose condyloma acuminatum in a geriatric female who was unaware of the STI on the left buccal mucosa of the cheek that was treated by complete surgical excision.

Keywords: Geriatric patient, Sexually transmitted infection, Human papillomavirus, Condyloma acuminatum, Oral Cavity, Histopathology

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