- Molluscum Contagiosum (Arm)
What is Molluscum Contagiosum ?
- This is a skin infection caused by a pox virus.
- It is a common infection in children.
- It is transmitted by skin contact with an infected person.
What are the signs of Molluscum Contagiosum ?
- The infection presents as small discrete, round, pearly-white growths on the skin, with central umbilication.
- There may be single or multiple growths on the skin. These growths are usually symptomless.
- Common sites of infection are the:
- anogenital area.
How can the infection be eradicated ?
- They are best treated by your doctor with:
- Trichloroacetic acid applications
- Liquid nitrogen applications
- Light electrosurgery
- However, the lesions tend to come back.
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