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Warts and verrucas: recognising and treating

Warts and verrucas: recognising and treating

From this CPD module you will learn about:

  • The main types of warts and the virus that causes them
  • The characteristic appearance of warts and how they are treated
  • Advice pharmacy teams can offer patients about how to use treatments and their outcomes

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Warts and verrucas are small, rough lumps that develop on the skin. They can appear anywhere on the skin, but occur most commonly on the hands and feet. Those that occur on the soles of the feet are known as a plantar warts, or, more commonly, verrucas.(1,2)

Warts and verrucas are the result of a viral infection of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 100

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