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What is the difference between warts on your hands and warts on your genitals caused by hpv?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Different...: ...Strains of the hpv virus cause genital and plantar warts. In particular, non-mucosal hpv rarely progresses to cancer.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
They're: There are different types although appearance may be the same.
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Different strains: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. The ones on your hands, feet and other locations are just a different strain of the hpv. Strains 16 and 18 cause cervical and oral cancers.

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