Types of warts similar to calluses and corns

Picture of a common wart on the index finger
Picture of a plantar wart and mosaic wart on the foot

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A common wart or plantar wart can look like a callus or corn. But calluses and corns are caused by friction or pressure, and warts are caused by a virus (human papillomavirus, or HPV).

Last Updated: December 6, 2009

Author: Bets Davis, MFA

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology

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