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Verrucae Planae Juveniles


Intraepidermal tumours caused by infection with the papilloma virus of the papova group, plane warts being mainly caused by HPV 3 and 10. They usually present as smooth, skin-coloured to greyish-yellow or brown, slightly elevated papules with a round or polygonal base, varying in size from 1 to 5 mm or more in diameter. The face, the backs of the hands and the shins are the sites of predilection and the lesions vary from only a few to many hundreds in number. They are spread by direct or indirect contact and generally occur during childhood and adolescence, but may be seen in patients of all ages.




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