Plantar Warts: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management

  title={Plantar Warts: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management},
  author={Dexter Jordan Witchey and Nichole Brianne Witchey and Michele Marie Roth-Kauffman and Mark Kauffman},
  journal={Journal of Osteopathic Medicine Journal of Osteopathic Medicine},
  pages={92 - 105}
Abstract Verrucae plantaris (plantar warts) are common cutaneous lesions of the plantar aspect of the foot that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Ubiquitous in our environment, asymptomatic infection with HPV occurs frequently, with most infections controlled or cleared by cellular and humoral immune responses. However, certain populations have been observed to manifest plantar warts at higher rates compared with the general population, placing them at increased risk for wart… 

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