Condylomata lata

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Condylomata lata or condyloma latum, is a cutaneous condition characterized by wart-like lesions on the genitals.[1] They are generally symptoms of the secondary phase of syphilis, caused by the spirochete, Treponema pallidum.

Condylomata lata occurs in about one-third of syphilis patients and is characterized by painless, mucosal, and warty erosions. They tend to develop in warm, moist sites of the genitals and perineum. These lesions hold a high accumulation of spirochetes and are highly infectious. Complete resolution of the lesions is spontaneous and occurs after a few days to many weeks, where it is either resolved completely or enters the tertiary phase, defined by a latent state.[2]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Kenneth J. 2010. Sherris Medical Microbiology, 5th ed. McGraw-Hill