Rapid Review: Molluscum Contagiosum - RoshReview.com

Rapid Review: Molluscum Contagiosum

June 12, 2017

Reviewed February 2024

Molluscum Contagiosum

  • Risk factors: common in childhood, can occur in healthy adults and spread via direct skin-to-skin contact or fomites
  • Sx: small skin-colored papules, can be associated with pruritus or surrounding inflammation
  • PE will show multiple waxy, dome-shaped papules with umbilicated appearance
  • Caused by poxvirus
  • Self-limiting course

By Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C

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