The pharmacoeconomics of human papilloma virus
A 12 year-old female with a history of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) contracted during delivery undergoes direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy for removal of these papillomas every 3-4 weeks. She has been requiring either laser or skimmer removal of these papillomas since age 6 months to prevent airway obstruction. Although antivirals are available which may slow growth and increase time between surgeries, she does not have insurance coverage for these medications. This case discussion will address the pharmacoeconomics of laryngeal HPV treatment.
Pamacheche C, Soto RG. The pharmacoeconomics of human papilloma virus. Abstract presented at: Anesthesiology 2019. American Society of Anesthesiology, Orlando, FL; 2019 October 19-23.