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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 9, Part A (2018)

A retrospective study of clinico-epidemiological profile of wart patients

Dr. Mohd Sadiq Umar and Dr. Deepak Sharma
Background: Warts are a benign proliferation of the skin resulting from infection with human papilloma viruses.
Aim and objective: To study clinic-epidemiological profile of patients presented with warts.
Materials and Methods: Data of 100 patients with warts were studied retrospectively who were attending the outpatient Sharma Hospital, Gwalior from August 2017 to February 2018. Warts were broadly classified as genital and nongenital warts, than further subdivided in to common, plane, palmoplantar, mosaic, and digitate/filiform.
Results: Maximum patients had nongenital warts (88%) followed by genital (12%). All the genital warts were acuminate. Maximum patients were males with mean age of 22.24±12.4 years. Majority of the mosaic warts (92.3%) patients were women and all were housewives. Maximum subjects were student (38%) of that 14 (36.84%) had common warts. Out of 25% laborers maximum had (44%) palmoplantar wart. Cosmetic concern (94%) was the most common complain followed by pain (21%). Limbs were the most commonly site affected (63.3%).
Conclusions: Common, palmoplantar, and plane were the most common warts which belong to the common types of nongenital warts. Warts were mostly seen in second decade of life. Extremities were the most common site for warts.
Pages: 17-19  |  514 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohd Sadiq Umar, Dr. Deepak Sharma. A retrospective study of clinico-epidemiological profile of wart patients. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(9):17-19.
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