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Case of penile white sponge nevus repeatedly treated as genital wart
  1. Serena Giacalone1,
  2. Francesca L Boggio2,
  3. Angelo Valerio Marzano1,3,
  4. Marco Cusini3
  1. 1Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
  2. 2Division of Pathology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  3. 3Dermatology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Serena Giacalone, Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan 20122, Italy; serenagiacalone92{at}gmail.com

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We describe the case of a 16-year-old boy who attended with an asymptomatic, white and velvety plaque on his penis shaft (figure 1), which had been treated as a genital wart with cryotherapy, electrocautery and cidofovir cream since childhood. Following a biopsy, based on the histological findings, a diagnosis of white sponge …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors Study conception and design—SG. Acquisition of data—FLB and MC. Analysis and interpretation of data—MC and SG. Drafting of the manuscript—SG. Critical revision—MC and AVM. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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