Types of warts and they short explanation:

We will help you to get to know all types of warts that exist. Warts are a common viral infection of the skin on different parts of the body, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).  So far there is more than 150 discovered different types of HPV – the cause< of warts on the skin.

They are one of the most common skin changes in childhood and can be found almost at every fifth child. They can occur at any age, but most commonly occur among children, and very rarely in older age. Appearance, size and types of warts depends on the type of virus that caused it and the place where they are located on the body.

There are several different types of warts:

  • Common wart – usually found on the fingers, the upper part of the hand, on the knees and on damaged areas of skin.
  • Flat wart – warts on the palms and soles, which are flattened by the pressure or grow inward.
  • Filiform wart – are sharp and thin warts and they occur on the neck, cheeks, lips and nose
  • Periungual wart – warts, which appear around and under the fingernails
  • Mosaic Plantar wart – warts that grow on the plantar surface or the sole of the foot.
  • Genital wart – Genital warts are soft growths that appear on the women and man genitals

Plantar Warts – Veruccae

What are plantar warts? Warts are localized thickening of the skin and term plantar warts is used for those formed on foot.  A special type of warts can be found on the soles of the feet. Because of pressure these warts have a flat surface and often occur in groups. Commonly found in locations with the greatest…

Common warts

Except acne, common warts (verruca vulgaris) are the most common dermatological disorder. Warts are skin changes that occur due to human papillomavirus infection in the epidermis of the skin. HPV causes epithelial hyperplasia and various changes in the cells. They can be found as individual changes in the skin or mucous membranes Appearance and size of…

Filiform warts

Filiform warts (filamentous) are long, narrow, small growths on skin that usually appears on the eyelids, face, neck or lips. They appear as a result of papillomavirus infection. Warts have become a universal problem, they are ugly, and sometimes painful growths that can occur in many parts of the body. Each type of wart is named after…

Periungual warts

Periungual warts is one of the least understood types of warts. They have been given their name because periungual warts are skin growths which appears under the fingernails. For that reason they are very hard to spot. In the beginning they have smooth surface and at a later stage they becomes rough on the surface. The growth rate…

Mosaic Warts

Mosaic warts or plantar warts appears on the surface of the skin of the foot with which we walk. Plantar warts suffer the pressure of the whole body so they can be very painful and often interfere during walking. Often patients do not differ warts from fibromas (corns), and therefore not consult a dermatologist at the right time….

Genital warts

What are genital warts? Genital warts are skin infections similar to common warts but there are around or on the penis, anus, vulva, urethra, vagina or cervix. It is one or more growths on the skin which are soft, fleshy, small growths on the skin. How do they occur? Like other types warts, genital warts…