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How can warts be given?

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In brief: Warts

Warts are caused by one of the many types of human papilloma virus.
This virus is "given" through skin-to-skin contact. The end result can be the development of a typical wart.

In brief: Warts

Warts are caused by one of the many types of human papilloma virus.
This virus is "given" through skin-to-skin contact. The end result can be the development of a typical wart.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Most skin warts are felt to be transmitted by direct contract, but the evidence for this is weak.
Genital warts are generally gotten through sexual contact. These lesions, due to human papilloma virus (hpv) may induce cancers and should be taken care of promptly.

In brief: It depends

Most skin warts are felt to be transmitted by direct contract, but the evidence for this is weak.
Genital warts are generally gotten through sexual contact. These lesions, due to human papilloma virus (hpv) may induce cancers and should be taken care of promptly.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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