Other conditions with symptoms similar to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection

Other conditions that may cause symptoms similar to genital warts caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) include:

  • Skin conditions that cause wartlike growths, such as seborrheic keratosis.
  • Rare skin cancers, such as melanoma or squamous cell cancer of the vulva.
  • A skin disease caused by a virus (molluscum contagiosum) that produces soft, rounded masses.
  • A noncancerous tumor of fibrous tissue (fibroma).
  • A noncancerous tumor of fat tissue (lipoma).
  • A flattened, moist, raised growth that occurs in advanced syphilis (condyloma latum).
  • A tumor (adenoma) occurring in a gland, such as a mucus-producing gland.

Last Updated: July 2, 2008

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