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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-71

Warts - A Clinicopathological Study

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Sumit Sen

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Fifty patients attending an urban skin clinic and suffering from different types of warts were included in this study. Verruca vulgaris was the commonest type of wart comprising 44% of cases and epidermodysplasia verruciformis was the least frequent one. Persons of the age group 16 t o 25 years were mostly affected and majorities were in the middle income group (68.2%). In male, the genital area was the most commonly affected site while in female it was the upper extremity, namely, the fingers, and housewives were predominantly affected. Majority of patients had 2 to 5 lesions of 1 to 2 cm in diameter of 6 months to 1 year duration. Common histopathological features were hyperkeratosis, acanthosis with increased number of vacuolated cells in the stratum malpighii. None showed any sign malignancy.

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