Section : Sexually Transmitted Infections - STI

Molluscum Contagiosum

What is Molluscum Contagiosum?

  • Contrary to children, molluscum contagiosum is often sexually transmitted.
  • The lesions appear as smooth and shiny bumps with a central depression in their centre. Often the appearance alone is sufficient to diagnose this condition.
  • The clinical diagnosis can be confirmed by microscopic examination of the material contained within the lesions.
  • Treatment consists of:
  1. liquid nitrogen
  2. trichloroacetic acid
  3. imiquimod cream…


Dr Husain Ali Mahdi Juma  (دكتورحسين علي جمعه) – dermatologist. Manama, Bahrain

National Skin Centre. Singapore

Category : molluscum contagiosum - Modifie le 04.11.2010