oa Professional Nursing Today - Children / toddlers - molluscum contagiosum : family feature

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Molluscum contagiosum can occur in children worldwide and is caused by a pox virus. A typical molluscum lesion is a dome-shaped, flesh-coloured papule, 2-6mm across, with a pearly appearance and a dimple in the centre of the bump, confined to the skin and mucous membranes. The lesions mainly appear on the face, trunk and extremities.

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