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Molluscum Contagiosum : Introduction

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Introduction: Molluscum contagiosum is a mild, self-limiting epidermal infection caused by a poxvirus. It is seen worldwide and is particularly common in children under 10 yrs. of age in certain tropical countries.

It produces smooth, pearly, firm, fleshy papules with a depressed center on face, trunk, and extremities in children and genitalia in adults.

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