al., in the year 2016 shows common warts were the most common type (42%) followed by palmoplantar warts (20%) and flat warts (18%).
Common warts were the most common type followed by plantar warts, flat warts, genital warts, periungual warts, palmar warts, filiform warts, digitate warts.
Very preliminary findings hint that laser treatment of the flat warts may actually speed their progression to dysplasia, a precancerous condition characterized by abnormally proliferating cells.
But some recommend an all-out attack much earlier, before HPV-infected women show symptoms other than the microscopic flat warts. In such cases, they advocate killing the infected cells with a powerful laser or with cryotherapy, which uses a chilled metal probe to freeze the warty epithelial cells that line the cervix.
But women subjected to these invasive treatments fare no better than women who get no treatment at all for their HPV-associated flat warts, report Karyn Grimm Herndon and her co-workers at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.
Prior to the study, both he and Herndon relied on laser therapy to treat women with HPV-induced cervical flat warts. Now, both advise against laser surgery or cryotherapy in these cases.
The Chicago researchers didn't set out to pan their own prescription for flat warts. Although their retrospective study arose from an observation that laser treatment sometimes failed to prevent dysplasia, Miller says he never dreamed the data would suggest that this treatment might actually foster dysplasia.
Biopsy may be necessary to rule out lichen nitidus, flat warts
, molluscum, or sarcoidosis.
Hemorrhoidal tags will often have small flat warts on them.
(8-10) Partners of women who have the acuminate warts are likely to also have the acuminate warts (types 6 and 11), while partners of women with the flat warts will, likewise, have flat warts (types 16 and 18).
The papules closely resembled flat warts. They are closely grouped but not confluent.
Clinically, this case was confused with flat warts, seborrhoiec keratosis, epidermodysplasia verruciformis, and Darier's disease, which were ruled out by histopathology.