How does comorbid atopic dermatitis affect molluscum contagiosum?

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: Ashish C Bhatia, MD, FAAD, FACMS; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The patient may notice new lesions developing along a scratch in areas of involved skin. Patients with atopic dermatitis may have more extensive disease and may have a positive family history of atopy (eg, eczema, asthma, hayfever). Children frequently have active atopic dermatitis.


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