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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin condition caused by a virus that forms characteristic shiny, dome-shaped papules (small, raised bumps) on the skin. It mainly affects children or adults with weakened immune systems. The type 1 strain is more common especially among children, while type 2 usually affects sexually active adults. The virus is spread in humans from direct skin-to-skin contact. The virus can also spread from the initial source of infection to other parts of the skin.

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What is molluscum contagiosum?

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Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin condition caused by a virus that forms characteristic shiny, dome-shaped papules (small, raised bumps) on the skin. It mainly affects children or adults with weakene...

What are the signs and symptoms of molluscum contagiosum?

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The lesions caused by Molluscum Contagiosum form distinct looking warts. signs and symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum infection include:

Diagnosing molluscum contagiosum

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Molluscum Contagiosum can be usually diagnosed by a health professional from a physical examination. A tissue sample can confirm Molluscum Contagiosum inf...

What are the treatments for molluscum contagiosum?

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Molluscum Contagiosum warts disappear with no treatment within several months. More resilient warts may last 2 years and sometimes reoccur. Children often ...

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