molluscum contagiosum

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molluscum contagiosum

[mə′ləs·kəm kən‚tā·jē′ō·səm]
(medicine)
A viral disease of the skin, characterized by one or more discrete, waxy, dome-shaped nodules with frequent umbilication.
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In an advance that could lead to a treatment for the condition, investigators have now deciphered the entire genetic blueprint of the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV).
INTRODUCTION: Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious skin infection caused by molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) that causes raised, pearl like nodule or papules on the skin with umbilicated centre which may get ulcerated.