Wart (Human Papilloma Virus diseases)

Wart (Condyloma)

humanpapillomavirus that causes warts (HPV) infection is common in humans. Subclinical (not visible from the outside) infection of the skin and mucous membranes or very different benign ( evident) cause clinical lesions. They can also cause the formation of squamous cell cancers of the skin and mucous membranes. More than 150 types have been described.

The most common form of HPV infection involving the mucosa is condylomaacuminatum, which is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Some HPV types play a role in the etiology of cancer. It can be passed to the baby during birth. Or it can lead to a recurrent respiratory tract papillomatosis with ingestion from the respiratory tract.

Mode of Transmission of Warts

It is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. Contamination is facilitated by traumas that disrupt the integrity of the upper layer of the skin. Infection is easier in people whose body resistance is suppressed, those who use drugs that suppress the immune system, infants and the elderly. There is an occupational risk in those dealing with meat.
Duration of Lesions

If left untreated, they can last for years.

Skin Warts

  • Verruka Vulgaris:It is in the form of cauliflower-like bumps with a slit surface, 1-10 mm in size or rarely larger, hard, containing a thick crust-like layer. They can be singly or scattered. The type called filiform wart has a smaller base.

  • Verruka Plantaris: They are painful warts located on the soles of the feet. They form mosaic warts by combining many warts.

  • Verruka Plana: They are clearly defined flat papules. Its thickness is 1-2mm. It is skin-colored or light brown.

  • TO Pydermodysplasia Verruciformis: They are flat, skin-colored or light brown papules. They are numerous and tend to coalesce.

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