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What causes warts?

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Warts are caused through direct contact with HPV, which is contagious. HPV may spread by person-to-person contact or through direct contact with an object used by a person with the virus. The virus that causes warts also can spread to other places on the body of the person with warts.

From: Skin Conditions and Warts WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 05, 2018

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 05, 2018

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