Warts, or verruca vulgaris, are grainy skin growths that most often occur on the hands and fingers. However, sometimes warts appear on other parts of the body. A wart is caused by a virus and can be very easily transmitted by touch or sharing items like a bath towel. Warts aren’t dangerous, but they can be stubborn and embarrassing. The human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes warts, is extremely contagious.
Up to 33 percent of children and teens have warts at any given time. Healthy adults have stronger immune systems to fight off warts, but up to 5 percent of adults on average still struggle with warts. A wart typically looks like a blister or a tiny cauliflower, but there are many types of warts including flat warts, plantar warts (on the feet), pigmented warts, and common warts. Although warts usually go away on their own with no medical treatment in 1 – 5 years, that’s a long time to wait. There are a variety of treatments currently available, but they aren’t effective on all people.
The research division is seeking participants ages 2+ who currently have a wart that has been present for at least 4 weeks. Participants should:
The purpose of this clinical study is to test an investigational topical medication on patients who have common warts. The study is scheduled to last approximately 6 months. Please contact the research division at email@example.com or call (480) 404-9879 for more information and to see if you or your child qualifies.