Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum?

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: Ashish C Bhatia, MD, FAAD, FACMS; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Answer

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum include the following:

  • Keratoacanthoma

  • Verruca vulgaris (warts)

  • Eccrine poroma

  • Epidermal cyst

  • Foreign body granuloma

  • Lichen planus

  • Flat warts (verruca plana)

  • Pyoderma


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