Are anogenital verrucae signs of sexual abuse?


ÖZDEMİR H., TOPRAK ERGÖNEN A., Ozgur I. C., BAYKARA H. B., ÖZTÜRK Y.

ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.3, pp.167-170, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4323/rjlm.2011.167
  • Journal Name: ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-170
  • Keywords: sexual abuse, children and condyloma acuminatum, CHILDREN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

It is necessary to determine whether anogenital verrucae in childhood are sexually transmitted. Condyloma acuminatum is a HPV infection which leads to anogenital verrucae. Although it is sexually transmitted, the disease is known to be transmitted through other ways. The aim of this study was to make a medicolegal evaluation of a child brought to the paediatric outpatient clinic for encopresis, to discuss the importance of verrucae as a sign of sexual abuse and to emphasize the role of interdisciplinary cooperation in diagnosis of sexual abuse.