Molluscum Contagiosum Topic Guide
Molluscum Contagiosum: Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a skin rash caused by a virus first described in 1817. It is a member of the poxvirus family. Symptoms and signs include white, pink, or flesh-colored dome-shaped lesions with a waxy surface. Molluscum contagiosum typically resolves on its own.
Rash A rash is a visible skin outbreak. Examples of noninfectious rashes include eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, hives, and allergic dermatitis. Types of infectious rashes include ringworm, impetigo, scabies, herpes, chickenpox, and shingles. Rashes may be caused by fungi, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Treatment depends upon the type of rash.