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Atypical Molluscum Contagiosum over the Breast in Pregnancy: A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 4)

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Page : 1460-1461

Keywords : molluscum contagiosum; immunodeficiency; pregnancy;

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Molluscum contagiosum is an infectious viral disease of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes caused by a DNA poxvirus. The lesions typically present as asymptomatic 1mm to 5 mm pearly white or skin-colored round papules with an umblicated center. The lesions frequently develop over the face, trunk and arms in children and over the genitalia in adults as sexually transmitted infection. Involvement of breast and areola is unusual for the molluscum contagiosum infection. Atypical presentations are rare and mostly seen in the setting of immunodeficiency although they may be seen in immunocompetent individuals. Here we present a case of atypical molluscum contagiosum over the breast in a pregnant patient resolving spontaneously after the biopsy.

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