Warts (Verrucae)

Warts, or verrucae, are common skin findings that are often considered benign. However, in the athletic population they have the potential to cause significant pain and, thereby, impair performance. Although warts are found in every age-group, children and young adults are the most commonly affected, and athletes are at particular risk.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that infects the skin and mucous membranes. There are more than 150 different types of HPV that cause warts in various areas of the body. Recently, several ...

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