Warts (verrucae) are common, benign, and frequently self-limited epithelial growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of keratinocytes.
Types of warts
Ask about risk factors for warts.
Assess history of warts in close contacts (caregiver).
Assess for immunosuppression.
For anogenital warts: Take detailed sexual history and assess risk ...
Warts are often self-limited and resolve without treatment.
2/3 of warts will resolve within 2 years with no treatment.
Earlier treatment may be warranted for warts that are painful or ...
2/3 of warts clear withou...
Kwok CS, Gibbs S, Bennett C, et al. Topical treatments for cutaneous warts. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;(9):CD001781. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
Kwok CS, Holland R, G...
078.10 Viral warts, unspecified
078.12 Plantar wart
078.11 Condyloma acuminatum
078.19 Other specified viral warts
B07.9 Viral wart, unspecified
B07.0 Plantar wart
A63.0 Anogenital (venereal)...
Q: Do condoms protect against HPV?
A: Condoms lower the risk of HPV; however, HPV can infect areas not covered by the condom and so condoms are not fully protective.
Q: Does a patient with cutaneous...
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Dry, rough warts on hands