Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervix, rectal and head and neck cancers and genital warts can also cause cutaneous warts, including warts around the nails. Cutaneous warts are benign growths that are contagious.
Who gets warts around the nails?
Warts around the nails most commonly affects:
- children and young adults
- handlers of meat, poultry, and fish
- patients with atopic dermatitis
- patients with conditions associated with decreased cell-mediated immunity[AIDS], organ transplantation