Aug 14, 2011
Is it possible to get a common wart on the buttocks or any other genital area? Are all genital warts sexually transmitted?
| Response from Dr. Young
Nearly all warts are caused by one of the many strains of human papilloma virus (HPV). Papilloma virus can infect many different tissues including the skin and genital mucous membranes. And yes, most genital warts are sexually transmitted.
Though somewhat dated, here's TheBody.com's reference on papilloma virus.
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