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The treatment of plantar warts

Abstract

Plantar warts, caused by the DNA-containing human papilloma (wart) virus, are very common in children and adolescents and account for nearly 5% of attendances in a dermatological clinic. Clinically the plantar wart may be solitary or multiple. If multiple lesions are close together they coalesce, forming so-called mosaic warts. The infecting virus is probably the same in the discrete and mosaic forms of infection.

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