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What causes plantar warts?

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Plantar warts, like all warts, are caused by a virus that enters the skin through tiny cuts or scrapes. The warts may not appear for weeks or months. Because most people build immunity to the virus with age, plantar warts are more common in children than in adults. They also are common in people who have weak immune systems.

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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