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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The most commonly associated virus in the United States is Epstein-Barr virus; other viruses include hepatitis A virus, cytomegalovirus, coxsackievirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, rotavirus, the mumps virus, parvovirus, and molluscum contagiosum.
Consistent with previous reports, various dermatological findings including non-specific maculopapular rash, diaper dermatitis, eczematous skin lesions, molluscum contagiosum lesions, vesicular eruption, persistent monoliasis and scrabies were encountered in 54.5% of our study patients (Table 2).
In primary HIES, susceptibility to infections caused by bacteria, fungi, and viral agents increases and can create cutaneous infections of HSV, herpes zoster, molluscum contagiosum, and HPV [9].
It is notable that, in our first patient, SM developed shortly after a severe case of molluscum contagiosum and a general history of atopy.
They then used this to develop the Molluscum Contagiosum Diagnostic Tool for Parents (MCDTP), which uses the most effective images and text to support parents in making a diagnosis.
The root cause of molluscum contagiosum is a poxvirus infection that spreads by skin-to-skin contact.
The Study: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin condition that frequently affects children.
The most common anterior segment finding was anterior uveitis (5 patients, 12.5%) (Figure 1) followed by molluscum contagiosum (Figure 2) and viral keratitis.
QMY son has molluscum contagiosum - will my other children get it?
with Dr Neil Murray QMY son has molluscum contagiosum - will my other children get it?
Molluscum contagiosum is a skin disorder caused by DNA poxvirus and frequently seen in children.