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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5161783, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5161783
Case Report

Giant Condyloma Acuminatum of Vulva in an HIV-Infected Woman

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Dodoma, College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 395, Dodoma, Tanzania
2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Dodoma, College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 395, Dodoma, Tanzania
3Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Catholic University of Health & Allied Sciences, P.O. Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania

Correspondence should be addressed to Abdallah Mlwati; moc.liamg@0002itawlm

Received 10 January 2017; Accepted 3 April 2017; Published 13 April 2017

Academic Editor: Alexandre Rodrigues Marra

Copyright © 2017 Athanase Lilungulu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

First described in 1925, giant condyloma acuminatum also known as Buschke-Löwenstein tumor (BLT) is a benign, slow-growing, locally destructive cauliflower-like lesion usually in the genital region. The disease is usually locally aggressive and destructive with a potential for malignant transformation. The causative organism is human papilloma virus. The most common risk factor is immunosuppression with HIV; however, any other cause of immunodeficiency can be a predisposing factor. We present a case of 33-year-old female patient, a known HIV patient on antiretroviral therapy for ten months. She presented with seven-month history of an abnormal growth in the genitalia that was progressive accompanied with foul smelling yellowish discharge and friable. Surgical excision was performed successfully. Pap smear of the excised tissue was negative. Despite being a rare condition, giant condyloma acuminatum is relatively common in HIV-infected patients.