molluscum contagiosum


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molluscum

 [mŏ-lus´kum]
1. any of various skin diseases marked by the formation of soft rounded cutaneous tumors.
2. molluscum contagiosum. adj., adj mollus´cous.
molluscum contagio´sum a common, benign, usually self-limited viral disease of the skin marked by the formation of firm, rounded, translucent, crateriform papules containing caseous matter and intracytoplasmic inclusions (molluscum bodies), which contain replicating virions. The disease is spread by contact and is common in young children. In adults, lesions in the pubic area indicate sexual transmission.

Treatment consists of curettage or light cauterization with an electric cautery.

Mol·lusc·i·pox·vi·rus

(mol-lusk'e-poks-vī'rus),
A genus in the family Poxviridae; causes localized wartlike skin lesions.

molluscum contagiosum

[məlus′kəm]
Etymology: L, molluscus, soft
a disease of the skin and mucous membranes caused by a poxvirus, which occurs all over the world. It is characterized by scattered flesh-toned or white papules. Palms of the hands and soles of the feet are not affected. The disease most frequently occurs in children and in adults with an impaired immune response. It is transmitted from person to person by direct or indirect contact and lasts up to 3 years, although individual lesions persist for only 6 to 8 weeks. Diagnosis is easily made by electron microscopy. Curettage or electrical or chemical desiccation helps to clear the lesions, but untreated lesions eventually resolve spontaneously without scarring. Also called molluscum.
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Molluscum contagiosum

mol·lus·cum con·ta·gi·o·sum

(mo-lŭs'kŭm kon-tā'jē-ō'sŭm)
A contagious disease of the skin caused by intranuclear proliferation of a virus of the family Poxviridae and characterized by the appearance of small, pearly, umbilicated papular epidermal growths. In adults it typically occurs on or near the genitals and is sexually transmitted.
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MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM

molluscum contagiosum

A rash composed of small dome-shaped papules with a central crater that is said to be “umbilicated” (dimpled or belly button–shaped). Cheesy (caseous) material fills the dimple's core. A pox virus causes the rash, which is commonly spread by person-to-person contact among children and young adults. Widespread lesions are sometimes identified on the skin of immunosuppressed patients (e.g., patients with AIDS). Lesions in the groin, on the genitals, or on the upper thighs usually are sexually transmitted. See: illustration

Treatment

Some lesions may heal spontaneously and require no therapy. Persistent papules can be removed with curettage or frozen with liquid nitrogen.

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See also: molluscum

molluscum contagiosum

A virus infection of the skin featuring groups of painless, small, white, hemispherical, pearl-like lumps, 2 to 3 mm in diameter, each with a central dimple. Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a pox virus and is acquired by direct or indirect contact. Treatment is by squeezing out the cheesy contents of the lumps and touching the centres with phenol.

Molluscum contagiosum

A disease of the skin and mucuous membranes, caused by a poxvirus and found all over the world.
Mentioned in: Cryptococcosis

molluscum contagiosum

contagious, viral skin condition characterized by crops of small, pearly, umbilicated, papular, epithelial lesions each approximately 2mm in diameter

molluscum contagiosum

A contagious disease of the skin caused by a double-stranded DNA virus of the poxvirus group. It is characterized by small, pinkish, pearly umbilicated nodules and mucoid discharge most commonly on the eyelid margins and brow area, and it may lead to conjunctivitis. It occurs most frequently in children and young adults, especially those with HIV infection. Treatment includes cauterization, cryotherapy or excision.

mol·lus·cum con·ta·gi·o·sum

(mo-lŭs'kŭm kon-tā'jē-ō'sŭm)
A contagious disease of the skin caused by intranuclear proliferation of a virus of the family Poxviridae characterized by the appearance of small, pearly, umbilicated papular epidermal growths.

molluscum contagiosum

(məlus´kəm kəntā´jēō´səm),
n a disease of the skin and mucous membranes, caused by a poxvirus and found all over the world. It is characterized by scattered flesh-toned papules. The disease most frequently occurs in children and in adults with an impaired immune response. It is transmitted from person to person by direct or indirect contact and lasts up to 3 years.

molluscum

any of various skin diseases in humans marked by the formation of soft rounded cutaneous tumors.

molluscum body
intracytoplasmic inclusion body, containing poxvirus particles, seen in keratinocytes in molluscum contagiosum.
molluscum contagiosum
a disease of the skin in humans and a similar condition in horses, macropods and chimpanzees caused by a virus in the genus Molluscipoxvirus. It is characterized by the formation of firm, rounded, translucent, crateriform papules containing caseous matter that occur mainly on the muzzle, penis, prepuce, and axillary and inguinal skin in horses. The lesions are usually an incidental finding. Two similar diseases occur in horses: viral papular dermatitis and uasin gishu disease.
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