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Warts result from direct contact with human papillomavirus (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 usually causes warts on your hands but can also spread to other places on your body.

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 8, 2020

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 8, 2020

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