Abscess: A localized accumulation of pus, surrounded by inflammatory swelling, as a reaction to an infection.
Anogenital: Of the genitals and anus.
Asymptomatic: Carrying the disease or condition without showing symptoms.
Autoinoculation: The removal of cells from a body, followed by alteration and reinsertion of cells into the same body.
Cesarean: Surgery of birth involving incisions in the abdomen rather than vaginal delivery. Also called C-section.
Condyloma: Genital warts.
Congenital: Present at birth.
Cutaneous: Of the skin.
Fistula: An abnormal connection between two vessels or organs that do not normally connect.
Immunosuppression: Reduced efficacy or activation of the body’s immune system. Immunosuppressed individuals include those with AIDS, cancer, and other conditions, as well as patients that undergo organ transplantations.
Keratinized: Dead cells that have lost their nucleus and cytoplasm and contain toughness due to keratin protein.
Mucosal epithelium: Tissue cells of the body’s mucous membrane linings.
Nanometer: One-billionth of a meter.
Papules: Small, raised bumps on the skin.