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This book was a true pleasure to read and would be a valuable addition to any dermatologist's library. This book demonstrates the progress that has been made in our understanding of warts since the first edition of the book was published a decade ago. Single-group authorship makes this book coherent and concise, although not encyclopedic. The book is organized into three parts: ''Papillomavirus Virology and Biology,'' ''Cutaneous Warts,'' and ''Mucocutaneous Warts.'' One seeking a broad overview of viral warts would do well in reading this book.
In ''Papillomavirus Virology and Biology,'' the clinically relevant basic science and epidemiology of human papillomavirus are reviewed. The level is quite appropriate for a clinician and gives one the basic understanding that would allow for effective reading of more technical original research articles.
The ''Cutaneous Warts'' and ''Mucocutaneous Warts'' sections are a review of the clinical manifestations and treatment of warts. An algorithm for
Beutner KR. Viral Wart: Biology and Treatment. Arch Dermatol. 1994;130(6):812. doi:10.1001/archderm.1994.01690060150032