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can plantar warts be a dangerous hpv?

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So I still have this plantar wart. I recently tried a Freeze Off so we will see how that works... but I was reading on Wikipedia about warts, and how they are caused by hpv or whatever, and how the types that cause warts arent high risk. They listed (under causes) the high rick types and the types that cause plantar warts, and type 58 was in both lists...is this a mistake or can plantar warts be a dangerous hpv?

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Also, if you develop regular old warts, are you more likely to have complications with the high risk types of hpv?


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replied November 26th, 2012
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A40605
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Warts are caused by virus called HPV and most of them are harmless but not all so it depends what type of infection is present. Most commonly plantar warts are caused by HPV 1 but if infected simultaneously with other HPV types, multiple infection or the infection is from other type than along with that infection can spread to feet.

A physical examination would help in giving an idea of the cause of wart but if there is any doubt then a biopsy is the best method to rule out the cause. You should avoid self treatment at home and if they do not resolve on their own and are spreading or painful then consider visiting a Physician for analysis.

Take care!


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