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Molluscum contagiosum

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Molluscum contagiosum

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Molluscum contagiosum, ,esion close-up

Molluscum lesions appear as shiny white or yellow papules with a central umbilication. They are caused by the poxvirus and can result in follicular conjunctivitis due to shedding of toxic viral particles.


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last updated: 07/21/2013
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