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Image Number 1089 (Molluscum contagiosum)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Molluscum contagiosum

Site: Chin

Sex: M

Age: 7


Description: Grouped, skin-coloured, umbilicated papules.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Multiple, asymptomatic, grouped, skin-coloured, umbilicated papules on the chin of this 7-year-old boy appeared 4 months ago. Family history of similar lesions was positive in one of his brothers. Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by a DNA virus. It commonly occurs in children in whom the face is the commonest bosy site affected and usually spreads through autoinoculation.

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