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Chicago Medical Dermatology Conditions Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is a virus that infects the superficial layers of the skin. Most children are affected before adolescence, however any age person can be affected. In adults, it is considered a sexually transmitted diease. Immunosuppression is another risk factor. The bumps are asymptomatic pink or flesh-toned and often have a central dell or crater. Without treatment, molluscum can oftentimes resolve on its own within 4-18 months.

Treatment
A combination of destructive and immunological methods work to treat molluscum. These include: cryotherapy, curettage, injection of candida antigen, cantharidin, imiquimod, retinoids


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