Molluscum Contagiosum

Brianna Shiltz

What Causes this ?

Molluscum Contagiosum is caused by the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV).The virus thrives in warm, humid climates and in areas where people live very close together.

How Contagious?

This disease is easily spread, you can get it by having skin-to-skin contact, sharing towels/clothes, or just by touching the same thing an infected person has.

How Virulent ?

It normally takes two to three months to disappear


Small round pink, white, or skin-colored mollusca on the skin. These bumps are filled with a white, waxy pus core that contains the virus, and might have a shiny or "pearly" look.

How is it diagnosed ?

A dermatologist will scrape off a bit of infected skin and examine it under a microscope

Treatment ?

With children they usually dont do any treatment and just let it go away on it's own. But with adults they can be frozen off, scraped off, laser surgery, or tropic therapy

How successful is the treatment ?

All of them are very sucessful and the skin disease will go away with time.

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