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Figure 13: Dermoscopic images of common warts with three different surface morphologies – (a) Raised verrucous surface of a common wart over the neck of an Indian man (appreciate the surrounding acanthosis nigricans) composed of papillary structures, each containing red dot/globule/loop and surrounded by a whitish halo giving a 'frogspawn' appearance (inset); additionally hemorrhagic crusts can be observed focally (yellow arrows) suggesting capillary thrombosis [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 50×]. (b) Florid cauliflower-like exophytic variant of common wart displaying all characteristic dermoscopic features including very densely packed papillae with red centres and whitish halo. Additionally, hemorrhagic crusts (yellow arrows) can be observed practically throughout the wart [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 80×]. (c) Filiform wart showing pink colored papillae with central linear and looped vessels. Also note the 'shriveled effect' produced by the disposable polythene cling film that was placed over the wart during dermoscopy to avoid cross-infection. [Dermlite II hybrid m dermoscope, polarized, 10×]

Figure 13: Dermoscopic images of common warts with three different surface morphologies – (a) Raised verrucous surface of a common wart over the neck of an Indian man (appreciate the surrounding acanthosis nigricans) composed of papillary structures, each containing red dot/globule/loop and surrounded by a whitish halo giving a 'frogspawn' appearance (inset); additionally hemorrhagic crusts can be observed focally (yellow arrows) suggesting capillary thrombosis [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 50×]. (b) Florid cauliflower-like exophytic variant of common wart displaying all characteristic dermoscopic features including very densely packed papillae with red centres and whitish halo. Additionally, hemorrhagic crusts (yellow arrows) can be observed practically throughout the wart [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 80×]. (c) Filiform wart showing pink colored papillae with central linear and looped vessels. Also note the 'shriveled effect' produced by the disposable polythene cling film that was placed over the wart during dermoscopy to avoid cross-infection. [Dermlite II hybrid m dermoscope, polarized, 10×]