Nigerian Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 313--315

Anogenital warts in Northern Nigeria: A ten-year Review


Saad Aliyu Ahmed, Mohammed Sani Shehu, Murtala Abubakar, Suleiman Eneyamire Dauda 
 Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Saad Aliyu Ahmed
Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
Nigeria

Background: Anogenital warts are a common cause of morbidity affecting mainly the productive age group of the economy. Paucity of data in Nigeria necessitated this study. Materials and Methods: The pathology records of anogenital warts diagnosed in the Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria between 1 st January 2000 and 31 st December 2009 were reviewed. Results: A total of 68 warts were diagnosed within the study period with anogenital warts constituting 39.7%. Majority of cases (62%) were in the 20-39 years age group (range: 5-50 years) and vulva was the most common site affected. Conclusion: Genital warts are common in our environment, biopsy of suspicious lesions is recommended for diagnostic yield.


How to cite this article:
Ahmed SA, Shehu MS, Abubakar M, Dauda SE. Anogenital warts in Northern Nigeria: A ten-year Review.Niger Med J 2013;54:313-315


How to cite this URL:
Ahmed SA, Shehu MS, Abubakar M, Dauda SE. Anogenital warts in Northern Nigeria: A ten-year Review. Niger Med J [serial online] 2013 [cited 2024 Feb 22 ];54:313-315
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