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Mollusca Contagiosa in an HIV-Infected Patient

Mollusca Contagiosa in an HIV-Infected Patient

Published:  15 November 2011


Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus. It affects mostly children and immunosuppressed patients. In adults it is considered to be a sexually transmitted infection. The typical clinical signs are pruritic light-pink papules with a central depression. Mollusca contagiosa are self-limited. Topical treatments with podophyllotoxin, vitamin A acid, cryosurgery or curettage are commonly used to prevent autoinoculation...

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