Giant molluscum contagiosum in an immunocompetent child


Karadag A. S. , Karadag R., Güneş Bilgili S. , Calka O., Demircan Y. T.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.63, no.6, pp.778-779, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.778-779

Abstract

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin disorder caused by DNA poxvirus and frequently seen in children. It is self-limited in immunocompetent hosts. It can present as numerous, treatment-resistant, atypical lesions in immunosuppressive patients and resistant to treatment. Atypical forms can rarely be seen in immunocompetent patients. A case of a two-year-old child with umbilicated papules on the eyelid is presented here. Laboratory investigations were unremarkable for systemic diseases, and surgical excision was successfully performed.