Plantar warts

Foot Ankle. 1990 Dec;11(3):172-8. doi: 10.1177/107110079001100308.


Plantar warts are an extremely common problem which can be very painful and debilitating. As is often the case with common problems, the knowledge of the disease and its treatments is inversely proportional to the frequency of the disease. Often the lay person knows as much and has as strong an opinion on treatment as the treating physician. In addition, most communities have someone who has the reputation of being able to bewitch warts off. This review will attempt to make some order of myriad facts and suppositions regarding this infection. Hopefully, this will aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient with plantar warts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Foot Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Foot Diseases* / epidemiology
  • Foot Diseases* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Warts* / diagnosis
  • Warts* / epidemiology
  • Warts* / therapy