About Warts A wart is a benign neoplasm of epidermal cells caused by infection with certain strains of human papillomaviruses (HPV). The have a verrucous or “warty’ appearance that results from epidermal thickening, scale, and prominence of the dermal papillae. Warts are common in children and young adults. Sexually active adults may have genital warts,… Read More

Molluscum Contagiosum

About molluscum contagiosum Molluscum contagiosum is the result of infection of epidermal cells (upper cells of skin) by a poxvirus. It appears as small umbilicated, dome-shaped, skin-colored lesions. A “cheesy” substance can often be expressed from the lesion. Although it can be transmitted sexually, it is also a common non-sexually transmitted infection of childhood. In… Read More