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Warts are encapsulated, or walled off growths of viral tissue. Plantar warts on the feet are frequently painful. In the vast majority of cases, the growth of a wart is preceded by some sort of skin puncture or wound defect, that in all probability allows an entry site for infection.

Last updated on February 18, 2014 by Ann Farrer