Section : Skin Conditions

Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum Contagiosum (Arm)

What is Molluscum Contagiosum ?

  • This is a skin infection caused by a pox virus.
  • It is a common infection in children.
  • It is transmitted by skin contact with an infected person.

What are the signs of Molluscum Contagiosum ?

  • The infection presents as small discrete, round, pearly-white growths on the skin, with central umbilication.
  • There may be single or multiple growths on the skin. These growths are usually symptomless.
  • Common sites of infection are the:
  1. eyelids
  2. neck
  3. trunk
  4. anogenital area.

Molluscum Contagiosum (Neck)

How can the infection be eradicated ?

  • They are best treated by your doctor with:
  1. Trichloroacetic acid applications
  2. Liquid nitrogen applications
  3. Light electrosurgery
  • However, the lesions tend to come back.


Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland

National Skin Centre. Singapore

Category : infection from child to child - Modifie le 11.28.2009Category : transmission entre petits enfants - Modifie le 11.28.2009Category : virus - Modifie le 11.28.2009