Common Lumps & Bumps – Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum What are they? Molluscum contagiosum is an infection of the epithelial cells of the skin. This is caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). The lesions are characteristically small (2-5mm), raised, filled with a caseous (cheese-like) whitish substance and occur in crops.  They often have a central indentation in them (umbilicated appearance). Molluscum lesions are generally pearly white or skin colored. They may occur on any part of the body, save the palms and soles. Most molluscum lesions are self limiting,...

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