What are the differences between skin plaques, plantars and genital warts?

Different HPV types. Warts are caused by the hpv virus. There are now over 100 types known. Plantar warts and genital warts are caused by different hpv subtypes. This is important because genital warts can be caused by more aggressive hpv types that can increase a woman's risk for cervical cancer. Skin plaques are not usually seen in hpv infections. Plaques are seen in psoriasis & eczema to name just a couple.

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How doskin plaques differ from genital warts?

By its cause. Genital warts are a virus infection of the skin and may be individual or form into groups which may cover a large area. A placque is a descriptive term to give to a large raised area of the skin. The causes of a placque vary from inflammatory conditions of the skin to specific skin diseases eg. Psoriasis. If a large group of warts coalesced together they could form a placque. Read more...

Are plantar warts the same as genital warts but just elsewhere?

Lmfao. Not unless ur genitals are by your feet. All kidding aside they are all human pappiloma viruses but different strains. Read more...
Yes and no. Genital warts and plantar warts are both warts but are caused by different strains of the human papilloma virus. Read more...

I had plantars warts on my feet as a kid. Could I have had genital warts my whole life, or are genital warts only hpv?

Warts. Plantar warts and genital warts are both caused by hpv, however, they are caused by different strains of the virus. These different strains tend to stay isolated to only certain areas of the body. It is unlikely that your plantars warts caused genital warts or vice versa. Read more...
Usually unrelated. While both are infections caused by hpv, they are infections caused by different strains of virus. Usually, having one does not mean you will have the other. Read more...

Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Yes. The virus that cause warts are part of the human papilloma family -- and skin contact is usually required. Auto-inoculation can also develop. But in general, the virus does not survive well free of a host. Read more...