warts

Wart

    Viral wart is a common non-cancerous skin growth due to Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. There are different forms of HPV which result in a wide vaiety of clinical subtypes but cauliflower surfaces and hard textures are commonly seen clinical features. It is transmitted by direct or indirect contact, therefore spreading within family and close friends are commonly seen.

    Treatment usually involve destruction of the warts. Carbon dioxide laser and cryotherapy are the common treatment option. Topical keratolytics maybe used in young children.