Molluscum contagiosum


Structure of the skin

Umbilicated papules which are firm and pruritic affecting trunk or anogenital regions. The papules contain cheesy material which can be expressed. There are diagnostic molluscum bodies which can be found in the umbilications. There is epidermal hyperplasia. Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a pox virus.

                                                 


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