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Warts (cont.)

Wart Pictures

Media file 1: A common wart shows up as a pink circle toward the top of the hand.
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Media file 2: A plantar wart can be seen on this foot in a common position on the heel.
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Synonyms and Keywords

warts, common warts, verrucae vulgaris, plantar warts, verrucae plantaris, flat warts, verrucae plana, human papillomavirus, HPV, genital warts, wart removal

Authors and Editors

Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Marshall E Eidenberg, DO, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Barry J Sheridan, DO, Chief, Department of Emergency Medical Services, Brooke Army Medical Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

REFERENCE:

Shenefelt, Philip D. "Nongenital Warts." Medscape.com. June 23, 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1133317-overview>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/7/2012

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Warts, Nongenital »

Warts are benign proliferations of skin and mucosa caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

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