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an epidermal tumor of viral origin; the term is also applied loosely to any of various benign epidermal proliferations of nonviral origin. Called also verruca. Warts are generally more common among children and young adults than among older persons. Most are less than 0.6 cm (a quarter of an inch) in diameter; they may be flat or raised and dry or moist. Usually they have a rough and pitted surface, either flesh-colored or darker than the surrounding skin. They usually develop on the fingers and hands, but may also occur on the elbows, face, scalp, or other areas. When on especially vulnerable parts of the body, such as the knee or elbow, they are subject to irritation and may become quite tender. Two specific types are plantar warts and venereal warts.



A wart develops between 1 and 8 months after the virus becomes lodged in the skin. The virus is often spread by scratching, rubbing, and slight razor cuts. In more than half the cases, warts disappear without treatment, but some remain for years.
Treatment. Many popular “cures” for warts have been suggested, but are generally useless. Furthermore, self-treatment by cutting, scraping, or using acids or patent medicines may cause bacterial infection, scarring, and other harm without eliminating the warts. A troublesome wart should be removed only by a health care provider, who may use acids, electrodesiccation, or freezing with liquid nitrogen. Warts are notoriously stubborn. Often the virus remains in the skin, and the wart grows again.
plantar wart a viral epidermal tumor on the sole of the foot, sometimes the result of going barefoot; unlike other warts, this type is usually sensitive to pressure and may be painful during walking. Called also verruca plantaris.
venereal w's condylomata acuminata.

plan·tar wart

Avoid the incorrect expression planter's wart.
An often painful wart on the sole, usually caused by human papillomavirus type 1.
Synonym(s): verruca plantaris

plantar wart

a painful verrucous lesion on the sole of the foot, primarily at points of pressure, such as over the metatarsal heads and the heel. Caused by the common wart virus, it appears as a soft central core and is surrounded by a firm hyperkeratotic ring resembling a callus. Multiple tiny black spots on the surface represent bits of coagulated blood. It is distinguished from a callus in that skin markings are interrupted by a plantar wart. Treatment methods include excision, electrodesiccation, cryotherapy, laser treatment, topical acids, and use of cantharidin. See also mosaic wart.
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Plantar wart

plantar wart

Verruca pedis Podiatry A virally-induced bump on the bottom of the foot, linked to the immune system, which either responds to minimal therapy or not. See Abracadabra therapy, Podophyllin.

plan·tar wart

(plan'tahr wōrt)
An often painful wart on the sole; usually caused by human papillomavirus type 1.
Synonym(s): verruca plantaris.
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PLANTAR WART

plantar wart

A wart on a pressure-bearing area, esp. the sole of the foot. Synonym: verruca plantaris
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See also: wart

plantar wart

An ordinary wart (verruca) occurring on the sole of the foot and forced into the skin by pressure from the weight of the body.
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Where indicated, plantar warts often respond well to this remedy.
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Plantar warts are skin growths on the soles of the feet caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which enters the body through tiny cuts and breaks in the skin.
This potential licence would be for a topical patch formulation for the treatment of all non-genital warts, including plantar warts or verrucae, and seb-orrhoeic keratoses in humans' a wart-like skin condition common in the elderly.
I shall never forget the day when a 14 year-old girl showed up in my office to have a pre-op physical for removal of three palmers and two plantar warts under general anesthesia
AMOST plantar warts do not stick up above the surface like common warts because walking flattens them and pushes them back into the skin.
Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, occur on the soles of your feet and grow into the skin due the pressure of body weight they can also be painful to walk on.
The most common infections caused by strains of HPV are digital and plantar warts -- warts on the hands and feet, commonly seen in children.
Warts on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts and they can become hard from walking on them.
These warm, moist environments are prime breeding areas for human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes skin cells to multiply rapidly, resulting in common and plantar warts.
This type of treatment allows you to still be active while treating plantar warts.