It is caused by human papilloma virus. Oral warts, papillomas, skin Warts & genital warts are associated with the human papilloma virus lesions(HPV). lesions caused by HPV are common on the skin & mucous menbrane of person with HIV disease. Anal warts have frequency been reported among homesexual men. because of the HPV types found in oral lesions in HIV infected persons are diffrent from the HPV types associated with anogenital warts, clinicians should probably not use the term condyloma acuminatum to describe oral HPV lesions.
- Appearance- HPV lesions in the oral cavity may appear as solitary or multiple nodules.They may be sessile or pedunculated & appear as multiple,smooth- surfaced raised masses resembling focal epithelial hyperplasia or as multiple, small papilliferous or cauliflower like projections.
- Site-it can be found on any mucosal surface & are contagious to both host & sex partner.
Simultaneous irradiation of all lesions & care of infected partner. Local excision & cauterization of base.