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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


MARTINEZ CARRETERO, Mirian; VILLENA ZALVEZ, María Emilia  and  VILLENA FERRER, Alejandro. Molluscum Contagiosum. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2009, vol.2, n.6, pp.312-314. ISSN 2386-8201.

The Molluscum contagiosum is a benign viral infection. It is caused by a poxvirus and usually affects children from 2 to 5 years. The incidence rate is 5-8%. Also affects sexually active adults. Patients with HIV infection presents special predisposition to this infection. Skin lesions are usually self-limited. Although many treatments have been used, no treatment has been proved be more effective than the other. It is unknown whether the skin lesions should be treated or not. We present the case of an adult of 21 years old with characteristic lesions and we briefly describe the diagnosis and treatment of this infection.

Keywords : Molluscum Contagiosum; Skin Diseases, Infectious; Poxviridae Infections.

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