Causes of Warts in Humans
Causes of Warts by human papilloma virus (HPV) that attacks the upper layers of the skin. This virus makes the production of keratin or hard protein increases rapidly so that it exceeds the amount required by the body. Excess keratin is then accumulate on the surface of the skin and form the texture of warts that feel thick and rough.
The virus that causes warts is not infectious easily. However, the risk of transmission can occur if a person is in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Moreover, with skin conditions that are wet or have wounds. In addition, the risk of transmission can increase if someone has a weak immune system. Usually age groups are susceptible to warts are children and adolescents. Warts will appear several weeks or months after skin is infected with HPV virus.
In addition to direct exposure, warts can also be transmitted indirectly through media that have been contaminated with wart virus or media that has a warm and moist temperatures in which the HPV virus can thrive. Examples of common media transmission of warts are:
- Nail clipper
- Floor room locker
- Bathroom floor
- Pool area