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Warts

Also known as Condyloma and Condyloma acuminatum

A wart is a small, rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister. It typically occurs on humans' hands or feet but often in other locations. Warts are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered to be mostly harmless. It is possible to get warts from others; they are contagious and usually enter the body in an area of broken skin. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of warts are viral warts, skin polyp, and contact dermatitis. Other possible causes, such as skin disorder, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with warts, 18% report having acne or pimples, 16% report having skin growth, and 15% report having skin moles.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with warts often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, excision of skin lesion, wound care management, examination of foot, biopsy, rectal examination and other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with warts include salicylic acid topical, imiquimod topical, tretinoin topical, cimetidine, acetic acid topical, minocycline, candida albicans extract, trichloroacetic acid topical, bleomycin, tazarotene topical, adapalene topical, podophyllum resin topical and urea topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for warts include age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
3.3x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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