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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Apr 17;2013. pii: bcr2013008744. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-008744.

Molluscum contagiosum: report of one case with overview.

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  • 1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Kothiwal Dental College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. sasan_ravi@rediffmail.com


Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin and mucosal disease of viral origin, caused by molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) virus of poxvirus family. With the eradication of smallpox, MCV is now the only member of the poxvirus family that causes substantial disease in humans. Though frequently reported, its unusual clinical presentation makes its diagnosis a challenging task. We discuss a case of molluscum contagiosum in a 30-year-old woman along with a review of aetiology, histopathology and different possible treatment modalities.

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