Molluscum Contagiosum Virus

Etiology:
A disease of the skin and mucous membranes caused by a poxvirus (molluscum contagiosum virus, MCV) infection.

Manifestations:

It is characterized by pearly white or flesh-colored papules (bumps) on the face, neck, upper trunk, extremities and genital region.

Transmission:

Person to person  skin contact.

Human, No animal reservoir.

Most often in children or in adults with impaired immune function.

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