Q) What is Molluscum contagiiosum?
Pink to pearly white lesions caused by a virus is known as molluscum contagiosum.
Q) Which age group is mostly infected and how?
It can be found in infants to adults. Mostly it is transmitted by direct skin to skin contact or by using commonly shared items. People suffering from eczema are especially prone to these viral infections.
Q) Is it contagious?
It easily spreads from person to person and can be transmitted by fomites.
Q) How can they be treated?
a) Curettage- or simple needling to remove HP bodies from the lesions is helpful
c) Topical retinoid can be applied topically. It can be used in case of very small lesions or in certain age groups where the irritant activity of the compound is utilized.