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Plantar wart in Adult
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Plantar wart in Adult

Contributors: Romi Bloom MD, Noah Craft MD, PhD, Lindy P. Fox MD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Plantar warts are common, superficial skin growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 1, 2, and 4. Plantar warts are thick hyperkeratotic papules / plaques that often form on pressure points such as the ball of the foot and the heel, but they may occur anywhere on the sole. Plantar warts can be asymptomatic; however, they may become callused and painful with pressure or with walking. They are slightly more common in females, young children, and immunocompromised patients.

HPV types 1, 2, and 4 are ubiquitous in the environment. The virus is frequently transmitted from person to person through exposure on locker room floors, public showers, and pool areas.

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ICD10CM:
B07.0 – Plantar wart

SNOMEDCT:
63440008 – Plantar wart

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Last Reviewed:08/07/2018
Last Updated:08/07/2018
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Plantar wart in Adult
A medical illustration showing key findings of Plantar wart : Plantar foot
Clinical image of Plantar wart - imageId=53243. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'A hyperkeratotic plaque on the sole.'
A hyperkeratotic plaque on the sole.
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