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Figure 14: Plantar wart versus callosity: (a) Dermoscopy of a typical plantar wart showing the translucent yellowish-to-light brown packed papillary structures, interspersed with numerous hemorrhagic globules and streaks (yellow arrows). Also appreciate the complete disruption of the normal dermatoglyphics of the involved area of the sole (white broken arcs) by the viral invasion [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 50×]. (b) Higher magnification videodermoscopic view of an older and deeper plantar wart displaying plentiful and large hemorrhagic structures (yellow arrows), as well as streaks (blue arrows) in the periphery [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 150×]. (c) Dermoscopic image of a plantar callosity showing a homogenously opaque central translucent core and lack of vascularity. Appreciate the brownish-black 'pseudo-hemorrhagic structures' that are irregularly scattered (white arrows) and represent artifacts arising from dust and dirt [Dermlite II hybrid m dermoscope, polarized, 10×]. (d) Dermoscopic image of a post-cryoablation plantar wart, taken 2 weeks after the treatment session. Although yellowish-red structureless area can be appreciated, the dermatoglyphics are not as distorted, nor the centre of the lesion show the hemorrhagic crusts typical of an active wart [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 50×]

Figure 14: Plantar wart versus callosity: (a) Dermoscopy of a typical plantar wart showing the translucent yellowish-to-light brown packed papillary structures, interspersed with numerous hemorrhagic globules and streaks (yellow arrows). Also appreciate the complete disruption of the normal dermatoglyphics of the involved area of the sole (white broken arcs) by the viral invasion [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 50×]. (b) Higher magnification videodermoscopic view of an older and deeper plantar wart displaying plentiful and large hemorrhagic structures (yellow arrows), as well as streaks (blue arrows) in the periphery [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 150×]. (c) Dermoscopic image of a plantar callosity showing a homogenously opaque central translucent core and lack of vascularity. Appreciate the brownish-black 'pseudo-hemorrhagic structures' that are irregularly scattered (white arrows) and represent artifacts arising from dust and dirt [Dermlite II hybrid m dermoscope, polarized, 10×]. (d) Dermoscopic image of a post-cryoablation plantar wart, taken 2 weeks after the treatment session. Although yellowish-red structureless area can be appreciated, the dermatoglyphics are not as distorted, nor the centre of the lesion show the hemorrhagic crusts typical of an active wart [Escope videodermoscope, polarized, non-contact, 50×]