The title suggests that not treating condylomata is an op-tion. In view of the long-term consequences of chronically persistent HPV infections, not to treat is of course not a rea-listic option. The chance of developing (pre) malignancies such as M. Bowen and squamous cell carcinomas is approxi-mately 10% in oncogenic HPV infections. In immunosup-pressed patients and in the MSM and HIV +populations, that percentage can even increase to over 50%. The classic and more experimental treatment options will be discussed. It is expected that current experimental therapies will become the standard treatment in the future.

Anogenital warts, CO2 laser, Electro surgery, HPV vaccination, HSIL, Imiquimod, LSIL
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Prens, E.P. (2020). Condylomas inside and outside, to treat or not to treat. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie, 30(3), 23–25. Retrieved from