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A range of different types of wart have been identified, which differ in shape and site affected, as well as the type of human papillomavirus involved. These include:

* common wart (verruca vulgaris): a raised wart with roughened surface, most common on hands and knees and penis regions
* flat wart (verruca plana): a small, smooth flattened wart, tan or flesh coloured, which can occur in large numbers; most common on the face, neck, hands, wrists and knees
* filiform or digitate wart: a thread- or finger-like wart, most common on the face, especially near the eyelids and lips
* plantar wart (verruca, verruca pedis): a hard sometimes painful lump, often with multiple black specks in the center; usually only found on pressure points on the soles of the feet
* mosaic wart: a group of tightly clustered plantar-type warts, commonly on the hands or soles of the feet
* genital wart (venereal wart, condyloma acuminatum, verruca acuminata): wart affecting the genital areas from the act of sex.

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Warts are a common problem. They can be removed although most will spontaneously disappear over time. This article details some of the removal methods.

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