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Molluscum Contagiosum (cont.)

Molluscum Contagiosum Pictures

Molluscum contagiosum consists of multiple smooth, pearly to flesh-colored lesions, each several millimeters in diameter. Note that some can become inflamed. Photo courtesy F. Fehl III, MD.
Molluscum contagiosum consists of multiple smooth, pearly to flesh-colored lesions, each several millimeters in diameter. Note that some can become inflamed. Photo courtesy F. Fehl III, MD. Click to view larger image.

A closer view demonstrates the central indentation that develops in the middle of the lesions with a white curdlike core. Photo courtesy F. Fehl III, MD.
A closer view demonstrates the central indentation that develops in the middle of the lesions with a white curdlike core. Photo courtesy F. Fehl III, MD. Click to view larger image.

The rash of molluscum contagiosum may be located on any area of the skin, including (as shown here) the face and neck. Photo courtesy F. Fehl III, MD.
The rash of molluscum contagiosum may be located on any area of the skin, including (as shown here) the face and neck. Photo courtesy F. Fehl III, MD. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology

REFERENCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. "Molluscum contagiosum."

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Molluscum (Molluscum Contagiosum)."


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/3/2015

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