What strain of HPV causes plantar warts?

What strain of HPV causes plantar warts?

For example, HPV 1, 2 and 4 grow on the hands (palmar warts) or the feet (plantar warts). Genital warts are caused by HPV 6 and 11. These strains of HPV that cause warts are distinct from the strains associated with cervical and anal cancer, which are called “oncogenic HPV.”

How do you get rid of plantar warts from HPV?


  1. Freezing medicine (cryotherapy). Cryotherapy is done in a clinic and involves applying liquid nitrogen to the wart, either with a spray or a cotton swab.
  2. Stronger peeling medicine (salicylic acid). Prescription-strength wart medications with salicylic acid work by removing a wart a layer at a time.

Are plantar warts high risk HPV?

Genital warts has gained a lot of medical attention in recent years because the several dozen HPV strains that cause the condition are associated with genital cancer….

Plantar warts 1, 2, 4
Flat cutaneous warts 3, 10
Anogenital warts (Condyloma acuminatum) 6, 11, 42,43,44, 55 and more

Is a plantar wart an STD?

These kinds of HPV are spread during sexual contact. (Other types of HPV cause common warts like hand warts and plantar warts on the feet — but these aren’t sexually transmitted.)

Can HPV vaccine cure plantar warts?

For the palms and soles, HPV 2 has been the most frequently found but HPV 1, 4, 27, and 57 have also been described. Our hypothesis is that vaccination by nonavalent vaccine against HPV could lead to a complete resolution of difficult-to-treat palmo-plantar warts patients of more than 15 years and 3 months of age.

Does HPV vaccine prevent plantar warts?

Why do I keep getting plantar warts?

Plantar warts are caused by an infection with HPV in the outer layer of skin on the soles of the feet. The warts develop when the virus enters through tiny cuts, breaks or weak spots on the bottom of the foot. If left untreated, warts can last from a few months to 2 years in children, and several years in in adults.

Are all warts from HPV?

Each person’s immune system responds to the HPV virus differently, so not everyone who comes in contact with HPV develops warts.