Molluscum Contagiosum

www.onlinedermclinic.com In this tutorial, Kevin St.Clair MD, discusses the diagnosis and management of molluscum contagiosum. Watch our tutorials given by US Board Certified dermatologists at Onlinedermclinic.com. Key Points *Common skin infection typically affecting children (toddlers to mid grade school age) but also occasionally young adults *Consists of groups of rounded bumps, which are small, waxy and flesh colored to pink in color *Harmless; eventually resolves even without treatment Molluscum contagiosum virus, a member of the pox virus family, is easily transmitted from person to person, and also from place to place on the same individual. After an incubation period lasting a few weeks to a few months, the virus will cause the formation of 1-4mm flesh colored to pink bumps (papules), many with a central depression (umbilication). Any area can be infected, but lesions are often seen on opposing surfaces of the skin where the virus may easily spread in a process called “autoinoculation”. Examples include the inside of the upper arm and the thorax (side), and on the inside of each thigh. Individual lesions may come and go during the infection, but on the average all of the papules will resolve within months to 1-2 years. As with all benign (noncancerous) growths, treatment is optional. The virus can be spread by sexual contact in young adults, and in this situation, the molluscum will appear on the groin area or the lower stomach. As the condition clears, there may
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CEO for Molluscum Rx talks about treatment of mollusucm contagiosum.
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