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wart,

circumscribed outgrowth of the skin caused by a filterable virus that is readily transmitted. Warts may appear anywhere on the skin but are most common on the hands. Sexually transmitted diseasessexually transmitted disease
(STD) or venereal disease,
term for infections acquired mainly through sexual contact. Five diseases were traditionally known as venereal diseases: gonorrhea, syphilis, and the less common granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and
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 and human papillomavirushuman papillomavirus
(HPV), any of a family of more than 60 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease. Detectable warts can be or removed, usually by chemicals, freezing, or laser, but often recur.
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 produce warts in the genital area; these are often precancerous growths. Some warts disappear spontaneously; others persist for many years. However, there is also a tendency to develop new lesions. Warts are treated by surgical excision (sometimes by electrocautery), bloodless removal by freezing with liquid nitrogen, or repeated applications of ointments or creams. Those on the soles of the feet (plantar warts) are the most painful and most difficult to treat, since on pressure-bearing areas they may become depressed beneath the surface of the skin.

wart

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(medicine)
A papillomatous growth which occurs singly or in groups on the skin surface; thought to be caused by a viral agent.

wart

1. Pathol any firm abnormal elevation of the skin caused by a virus
2. Botany a small rounded outgrowth

wart

A small, crocky feature that sticks out of an otherwise clean design. Something conspicuous for localised ugliness, especially a special-case exception to a general rule. For example, in some versions of "csh(1)", single quotes literalise every character inside them except "!". In ANSI C, the "?" syntax used for obtaining ASCII characters in a foreign environment is a wart. See also miswart.
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Cure rates for patients with common warts (mostly located on hands) with cryotherapy were 49%, 15% in the salicylic acid group and 8pc in the wait-and-see group.
Injection of Candida antigen is a safe, effective treatment option for common warts, according to results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 85 patients, aged 6 to 75.
SAN ANTONIO -- ViroXis Corporation today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the Company's investigational new drug (IND) application and planned clinical development of a drug substance derived from East Indian Sandalwood oil (EISO) for the topical treatment of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), common warts of the skin.
Common warts - often appear on your fingers, Plantar warts - show up on the soles of feet.
Is application of duct tape as effective as liquid nitrogen cryotherapy for the elimination of common warts (verruca vulgaris) in adult females?
All treatments for common warts attempt to destroy infected cells, with common approaches including liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), topically applied acids, electrosurgery, cantharidin application, and laser ablation.
Over-the-counter medications: Three medications used to treat common warts (warts that are primarily found in the hand area) dominate the market: Dermisil, Condysil Gel, and Wartrol.