Clinical Dermatology


Warts are common, benign skin lesions caused by HPV (Human Papillomatus Virus) infection.

Depending on their clinical picture, they are divided into three types.

A) Common warts that develop on the extremities, palms, soles, fingers, body, knees and elbows. Their clinical picture is characterized by multiple, usually asymptomatic papules, that is, lumps - hyperplasias of the skin.

B) The smooth warts that usually develop on the face, neck and hands. These are flat bumps with a smooth surface, reddish or skin colored.

C) Finally, the plantar warts that are located on the soles of the feet and often tend to grow towards the inside of the skin. Outwardly, they look like a horny plug on the skin and can cause discomfort when walking. Multiple black spots are also often seen, scattered in the area of ​​the warts, which are due to blood vessels that have swollen and are a useful sign for clinical diagnosis.

Due to the contagiousness of the virus and the possible spread of the lesions to other parts of the body or to other people, immediate treatment is recommended. Their treatment is based on the size, shape, location, age, and general state of the patient's health.