Warts of the nail unit: surgical and nonsurgical approaches.

@article{Tosti2001WartsOT,
  title={Warts of the nail unit: surgical and nonsurgical approaches.},
  author={Antonella Tosti and Bianca Maria Piraccini},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={235-9}
}
BACKGROUND Warts are the most common nail tumor and mostly affect children and young adults. Periungual warts are usually due to HPV-1, 2, and 4. Development of periungual warts is favored by maceration and trauma, especially nail biting. OBJECTIVE To discuss the biology, clinical features, and medical and surgical treatment of periungual warts. METHODS Review of the literature and personal experience. RESULTS The natural course of warts makes aggressive approaches restricted to selected… CONTINUE READING

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