Molluscum Contagiosum: Iatrogenic Complications in Patients
D. Ramachandra Reddy*, R. Prathap, Abisheik Sharma and Kashyap Pallavi
TMMC and RC, TMU, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- D.Ramachandra Reddy
Professor and HOD DVL department
TMMC & RC, TMU, Moradabad
Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 30, 2015; Accepted Date: November 19, 2015; Published Date: November 26, 2015
Citation: Reddy DR, Prathap R, Sharma A, Pallavi K (2015) Molluscum Contagiosum: Iatrogenic Complications in Patients. J Trop Dis: S1-003. doi:10.4172/2329-891X.1000S1-003
Copyright: © 2015 Reddy DR, et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is caused by the Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), genus Molluscipoxvirus, is a member of Pox virus family confined to human and monkey . The virus can be cultured on both human epidermis and amniotic epithelium. The initial lesion is a 1-2 mm centrally umblicated papule. In association with HIV- AIDS irrespective of the age of the patient, these small papules become canon ball like, sometimes even 5 cm in diameter, occasionally found hanging from a pedicle on the face. This is generally taken as a diagnostic factor without warranting any serological evidence. The biopsy of the Molluscum shows characteristic Henderson-Peterson Molluscum bodies. These are the tiny elementary bodies within the Molluscum and known to be transmitting the disease once the papule has been opened.