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Last Updated: 09 May 2022
foot with plantar warts "foot with plantar warts", by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Drawing of a foot showing plantar warts....

Excrescences are infections in the skin brought on by the human papillomavirus. There are more than 100 types of HPV that are accountable for the many various types of moles, which include common protuberances, plantar growths, flat protuberances and genital warts. Some estimates suggest that approximately one in five children have moles, with children aged 12 to 16 years most generally affected. Without clinical treatment, many growth infections vanish by themselves. The characteristics of a mole rely on the type, yet can consist of: A small, raised bump may show up on the skin. The mole might have a smooth or rough surface area. In some cases, the verruca may impulse. Several of the types of blemishes triggered by HPV include: Common protuberances, these appear like hard, raised swellings with harsh surfaces. Since genital blemishes are sexually sent, the anus, vulva and penis are most commonly affected. Some common types of genital warts predispose women to cancer of the cervix.

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