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Warts in Children

  • Overview

    Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the papillomavirus that can appear in different parts of the body. The most common types of warts are common warts, foot warts, flat warts, genital warts and filiform warts.

    • Warts are more common in children than adults.
    • Warts can spread to other parts of the body — and to other people.
    • Warts are not painful, except when located on the feet.
    • Most warts go away, without treatment, over an extended period of time.
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