Nail Clinic: Wart Statistics

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  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains.
  • Approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV.
  • About 6.2 million people become newly infected with HPV each year.
  • In 90% of cases, the body's immune system clears an HPV infection naturally within two years.
  • Flat warts tend to grow in large numbers—20 to 100 at any one time.

*Sources: American Academy of Dermatology, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention