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Image Number 267 (Warts)

 
Morphology:
Warty

Diagnosis: Warts

Site: Finger

Sex: M

Age: 24

Type: Clinical

Description: Multiple warts on the fingers

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Severe periungual warts are a terrible management problem.Any surgical therapy directed at the warts on the posterior nail fold will damage the underlying nail matrix and cause a lifelong nail deformity.Why some people fail to form immune reactions to the papilloma virus in the absence of any signs of immunosupression I do not know.If an immune reaction does occur these lesions will clear completely without any scarring.

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