Common wart in Child
Verruca vulgaris lesions are more prevalent in children aged 4-12 years. The HPV virus is often passed between siblings and may be observed as cyclical infections.
Introduction of HPV into the anogenital area in children can be from several modes of transmission. Vertical transmission has been reported to be responsible for at least 20% of lesions. Horizontal transmission by caregivers in the first days of life is another modality of HPV contamination in newborns. There is also heteroinoculation by affected family members with common warts (verruca vulgaris) and autoinoculation from children who have a cutaneous or oral infection. Nevertheless, perianal and genital warts may be a sign of sexual abuse and must be investigated appropriately.
B07.8 – Other viral warts
57019003 – Verruca vulgaris
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Corns and calluses typically arise on the plantar surfaces of the feet and between toes. These lesions lack the punctate black dots seen in warts. Paring of a wart often better illustrates this feature.
- Condyloma acuminatum
- Molluscum contagiosum can be differentiated by the smooth, domed surface with umbilication.
- Enlarged sebaceous glands or epidermoid cysts
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Pigmented nevus
- Compound nevus
- Nevus sebaceus
- Epidermal nevus
- Skin tag
- Prurigo nodularis presents as a pruritic lichenified hyperpigmented papule or nodule.
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