Author | Stephen L. Buse, MD

Articles

Inflamed Verruca

May 01, 2004

The mother of a 7-year-old girl noticed the rapid progression of a lesion on her child’s right hand over 3 weeks. Within several days of its initial appearance, the very small, nontender, and nonpruritic lesion had grown in circumference and “looked like a wart,” according to the mother. Application of over-the-counter preparations failed to resolve the lesion. A week before the office visit, the lesion “started growing straight up.”