Molluscum Contagiosum



Molluscum Contagiosum


Talley Whang, MD

Chad Jessup, MD, MS

Martin C. Mihm, Jr., MD










Flesh-colored to slightly erythematous dome-shaped papules with central umbilication image are the hallmark of molluscum contagiosum.






Low-power image reveals a crater filled with large eosinophilic image to basophilic viral inclusions with extrusion of molluscum bodies into the ostia corresponding to the clinical umbilication image.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Molluscum contagiosum (MC)


Definitions



  • Infectious papules caused by poxvirus


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Infectious Agents



  • Caused by molluscum contagiosum virus (poxvirus), transmitted by skin-to-skin contact


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Molluscum Contagiosum
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