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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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However mean scores have highlighted that although both treatments are effective in reducing the size of a plantar wart, Treatment A had a greater reduction in size of wart after one application than Treatment B.
Outcomes: The primary outcome was the clearance of the plantar wart 12 weeks after randomization.
Plantar warts occur most commonly in adolescents and are more prevalent among users of public locker rooms.
Usually they cause no problems, although plantar warts may be painful to walk on.
Patients were eligible for the study if they were aged 12 years and over and had at least one plantar wart, which in the opinion of the healthcare professional was suitable for treatment with both salicylic acid and cryotherapy.
The wet, steamy atmosphere of a gym shower or even the deck of the lap pool is a great place for bacteria and fungus to breed, which can lead to athlete's foot and plantar warts," Dr.
Food and Drug Administration to sell this product in the OTC market in the United States for the treatment of common and plantar warts only.
HPV types 1, 2, and 4 cause common or plantar warts.
Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, as well as plantar warts, athlete's foot, ringworm, and other infections and also increases risk of injury to your feet.
This continued for several years with newer systems being slowly introduced such as the pulsed dye laser, which has been explored as a treatment for plantar warts with varying levels of success [5-8].
BAD: That steamy stew you're placing your piggies in is a hot mess for athlete's foot and plantar warts.
HPV1 was identified in 1980 in tissue specimens of deep plantar warts (7) and fully sequenced 2 years later (8).