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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%20contagiosum Signs and Symptoms

Introduction

  • Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) is an easily transmissible poxvirus
    • Spread is by skin-skin contact, fomites spread & autoinoculation
    • Patients w/ atopic dermatitis, HIV or immunodeficiency are particularly susceptible
  • Incubation may be from 2-7 wk

Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Presentation

Children

  • Usually present w/ lesions on the face, scalp, ears, trunk & extremities (axilla, antecubital, popliteal fossa) & crural folds
    • Genital presentation may have occurred from autoinoculation

Adults

  • MC is typically sexually-transmitted
  • MC affects the groin, genital area, thighs & lower abdomen
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