Anogenital Condyloma Acuminata In A Toddler: The Dilemma Of Sexual Abuse Versus Non-Abuse.

  • Malan Malumani Livingstone Central Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Head of Dermatology and Venereology Section https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9149-002X
  • Owen Ngalamika University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia
Keywords: Condyloma accuminata, Human papillomavirus, Quadrivalent HPV vaccine, Non-Sexual Abuse infection, genital warts

Abstract

Condyloma acuminata, commonly known as genital warts, is a sexually transmitted infection. We have been seeing a surge in the paediatric population with no discernable thought of sexual abuse. this scenario begs for answers. HPV infection is a real burden in the Lower Middle-Income Countries, requiring the urgent attention it deserves. Soon or later we may be seeing HPV associated malignancies at a much younger age due to the double burden of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. A molecular epidemiological study on our patients or community is warranted.

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Author Biographies

Malan Malumani, Livingstone Central Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Head of Dermatology and Venereology Section

Dr. Malan is a Specialist Clinician, a bona fide graduate of Wuhan University in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Zhongnan Hospital, the Second affiliated Clinical College of Wuhan University.

He has been practicing medicine for over seven (7) years at Livingstone Central Hospital (LCH) in Livingstone city, Southern Province, Zambia. As a very competent doctor, he is able to manage a broad spectrum of dermatological conditions and is conversant with skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, the use of the LASER for both treatment and cosmetic purposes among other things. He is also able to attend and manage medical, surgical, and pediatric emergencies.

Dr. Malan, while at LCH was the Head of the High-Cost Unit at the hospital handling both the In-and Out-patient wings -functioning at the level of Senior Resident Medical Officer. (General Practitioner)

His current research interests are in the field of dermatology and venereological conditions with regards to diagnosis, better treatment methods, and new breakthroughs in the field.

He also has a special interest in palliative care.
He is also an ambitious entrepreneur

 

Owen Ngalamika, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia

Dermatology and Venereology Division, Adult University Teaching Hospital, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia

Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
Malumani, M., & Ngalamika, O. (2022). Anogenital Condyloma Acuminata In A Toddler: The Dilemma Of Sexual Abuse Versus Non-Abuse. Medical Journal of Zambia, 49(1), 110. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.55320/mjz.49.1.1004
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Letter to the Editor