A plantar wart is a viral skin lesion caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. It is termed a plantar wart as these are commonly found on the bottom of the foot.
Plantar warts are medically termed Verruca Plantaris. They thrive in warm, moist environments and are often seen in children but can be found at any age. They will appear as either a solitary lesion or in a mosaic cluster or grouping of lesions.
Plantar warts are contracted by walking barefoot on such wart prone surfaces as seen at public showers, pools and hotel facilities. They are indeed contagious as the virus invades by direct contact usually through small cuts or abrasions on the skin.
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