What is the disease pattern of molluscum contagiosum infection in healthy adults?

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: Ashish C Bhatia, MD, FAAD, FACMS; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In adults, molluscum contagiosum most commonly is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Healthy adults tend to have few lesions, which are limited to the perineum, genitalia, lower abdomen, or buttocks. Molluscum contagiosum in healthy children and adults is usually a self-limited disease.


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