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Am J Dermatopathol. 1995 Aug;17(4):414-6.

Multiple giant molluscum contagiosa with cyst formation.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan.


We report a case of multiple cystic tumors distributed on the scalp, face, neck, and upper trunk of a 68-year-old male. In all five cysts examined, the presence of molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) was demonstrated electron microscopically, and the typical histological features of MCV infection were observed in the cyst wall. In one lesion, histological features suggesting a follicular origin of the cyst were seen.

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