Giant molluscum contagiosum in an immunocompetent child


Karadag A. S. , KARADAĞ R. , Bilgili S. G. , Calka O., Demircan Y. T.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.63, ss.778-779, 2013

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.778-779

Özet

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin disorder caused by DNA poxvirus and frequently seen in children. It is self-limited in immunocompetent hosts. It can present as numerous, treatment-resistant, atypical lesions in immunosuppressive patients and resistant to treatment. Atypical forms can rarely be seen in immunocompetent patients. A case of a two-year-old child with umbilicated papules on the eyelid is presented here. Laboratory investigations were unremarkable for systemic diseases, and surgical excision was successfully performed.