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Pearly Penile Papules Treated with the Erbium:YAG Laser

Pearly Penile Papules Treated with the Erbium:YAG Laser




A 19-year-old man was referred with an 8-year history of persistent papular lesions around the coronal rim of his glans penis. The last few years he has been treated with various topical wart preparations, including podophyllin without any therapeutic success. The patient was anxious to be effectively treated, since he was very embarrassed by the penile lesions and his female partner's reaction. His history included circumcision, bronchial asthma in childhood and allergic rhinitis. He had one sexual partner, was using condoms as contraception, and denied any history of sexually transmitted diseases.

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