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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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33) developed broad-spectrum HPV typing bead-based xMAP Luminex suspension arrays, which are able to detect and differentiate 23 and 19 HPV types, respectively, that are most frequently found in common warts, including HPV2, HPV27, and HPV57.
Common warts affected boys more frequently than girls in all age groups.
Each was an outpatient of the Madigan Army Medical Center and was scheduled for treatment of common warts or was observed to have them.
and foreign patents and pending patent applications directed to high concentration topical hydrogen peroxide formulations, methods of use, and applicators, for the alleviation of skin conditions including, among others, SK, common warts, molluscum contagiosum, skin tags (acrochordons), and other dermatological conditions.
Human papillomavirus is a double-stranded DNA virus that causes common warts found on the skin and anogenital warts (condyloma acuminatum) located on the genitalia.
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.
Human papilloma virus: "A double-stranded DNA virus of the genus Papillomavirus (species Human papillomavirus) that has numerous genotypes causing various human warts (as the common warts of the extremities, plantar warts, and genital warts) including some associated with the production of cervical cancer--called also HPV.
Dohil described the case of a child who presented with venous malformations on the bottom of the foot, which resembled common warts at first glance.
Most of them are relatively harmless, like the ones that cause common warts on hands and feet.
Duct tape for the treatment of common warts in adults: a double-blind randomized controlled trial.
And not all lesions need biopsy: Filiform warts, common warts, and small nodular warts are unlikely to show high-risk HPV or dysplasia.
Imiquimod is approved for genital warts with a recommended application frequency of 3 times per week, but it can be effective as an off-label treatment for common warts in children when applied once or twice daily, he said.