What Causes Mosaic Warts?

Jan 06, 2022

misc image

What Causes Mosaic Warts?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes mosaic warts. The virus infects cells in the skin known as keratinocytes. As a result, the skin gets thicker and tougher, creating a wart or warts.

A person can get HPV through direct contact with a person who has it or by touching contaminated surfaces. Examples include bare feet touching a contaminated shower floor or swimming pool. The virus enters through small breaks in the skin. Moisture makes the virus easier to enter.

Read more at: https://www.healthline.com/health/mosaic-warts