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Common warts Symptoms Common warts commonly affect the plantar regions of the hands and feet. They usually range in size from a few millimeters up to 1 cm. The surface of a wart will often appear to be flat, or hyperkeratotic and slightly raised. There are often tiny black dots that are visible in the centre of the lesion (these represent thrombosed capillaries). Common warts are not usually painful, unless they crack and fissure. Some patients may report that the warts are pruritic. Risk factors: occupations that involve handling of fresh meat or fish; biting nails; 5–15 years old; immunocompromised; wet floors or water immersion. Causes Common warts are the result of an HPV type infection, most commonly subtypes 1, 2, 4, 27, 57, and 63. Certain factors seem to contribute to these infections, including water activities, dishwashing and handling fresh meats or fish. Epidemiology Common warts usually affect children aged 5 to 10 years old. Patients over the age of 35 only represent 15% of the disease prevalence. Usually this population consists of immunosuppressed patients, such as
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