• Verrucous herpes treated as condyloma acuminata: A case of cognitive bias

      Hill, Madison S; Jampel, Risa M (Elsevier Inc., 2021-10-05)
      Cognitive biases influence health care decision making and patient care and can lead to delayed diagnoses as well as significant patient morbidity. We present a case of an immunocompromised patient with verrucous herpetic dermatitis who was treated for 2 years for anogenital warts before the correct diagnosis was made. Verrucous eruptions in the anogenital area are most commonly warts due to human papilloma virus. It is important, however, to consider a broad differential when assessing verrucous eruptions, particularly in the immunocompromised.