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MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM
Molluscum contagiosum is an infection due to poxvirus that results into discrete skin lesions with central umbilication.
Spread is by skin-to-skin contact, fomites spread and autoinoculation.
Patients with atopic dermatitis, HIV or immunodeficiency are particularly susceptible.
Incubation period may be from 2-7 weeks.
In children, it usually presents with lesions on the face, scalp, ears, trunk and extremities and crural folds while in adults, it is typically sexually transmitted and affects the groin, genital area, thighs and lower abdomen.

Molluscum Contagiosum Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: External genital & perianal warts. Actinic keratoses. Superficial basal cell carcinoma.

Indication: Active duodenal, benign gastric, stomal & recurrent ulceration, persistent dyspeptic symptoms w/ or w/o ul...

Duofilm
lactic acid + salicylic acid

Indication: Warts, corns & calluses.

Indication: Acne vulgaris.

Indication: Duodenal & gastric ulcer, GERD (including heartburn & peptic oesophagitis), persistent dyspepsia &...

T3 Acne Body Spray
allantoin + salicylic acid + triclosan

Indication: Reduces acne & pimple spots on back, chest, neck & arms.

Verrumal
dimethylsulfoxide + fluorouracil + salicylic acid

Indication: Common, flat juvenile & plantar warts.

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