What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Warts are neoplasms that

Typical warts (verruca vulgaris)

Massage is locally contraindi-

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arise from the keratinocytes

look like hard, cauliflower-shaped

cated for warts. The virus is con-


in the epidermis; they are

growths. They usually occur an

tained in the blood and shed-


caused by extremely slow-

the hands. They can affect any-

ding skin cells, and it is possible


acting viruses.

one, but teenagers are especially

to get warts from another



prone to them.



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