Warts and Molluscum
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Verrucae and molluscum are both caused by the same virus.
How many different types of HPV are there?
Plantar warts are given their name because they start from seeds which are accidentally “planted” in the skin.
A patient comes in for evaluation of warts. He states that he “had just this one wart on the right middle finger for years, but now these others started coming up”. While you’re obtaining the HPI, you notice him using his left index finger (the site of the new warts) to pick at the original wart on the right middle finger.
What is the most likely reason that these “new” warts started forming on his left index finger?
Please match each type of wart with its description.
- verrucae plana
- plantar warts
- mosaic warts
- filiform warts
warts on the bottom of the feet
numerous warts clustered together
thin "thread-like" warts
Cryosurgery is 100% effective in eradicating warts.
Which of the following treatments is sometimes referred to as “beetle juice”?
Studies have generally shown Cimetidine (Tagamet) to be quite effective in treating warts.
Which of the following is often described as being “centrally umbilicated”?
Inflammation within and/or around molluscum papules is always a sign of secondary bacterial infection.
Which of the following isn’t associated with an increased risk of molluscum infection?
Molluscum lesions must be treated or else they will never resolve.