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[ wˈɔːt], [ wˈɔːt], [ w_ˈɔː_t]

Warts are benign skin growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Although they are not harmful, they can be unsightly and uncomfortable. There are various synonyms for warts, including papilloma, verruca, or corn, depending on the type and location of the wart. Plantar warts are also called foot warts, which tend to grow deep into the skin and cause pain when walking. Genital warts are sexually transmitted and appear around the genitals and anus. Flat warts are usually found on the face and hands, while filiform warts grow on the neck and face. Seeking medical advice is recommended for proper diagnosis and treatment of warts.

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What is a wart?

A wart is a benign growth on the skin that is most commonly caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 150 types of HPV, and most warts are caused by one of the nine types that can generally cause a mild skin inflammation. HPV is most commonly spread through skin-to-skin contact, including during sexual activity. Warts can be treated with a variety of topical therapies, including topical creams and suppositories.

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