Molluscum contagiosum - Definition


The molluscum contagiosum are small, highly contagious skin tumors caused by a virus. They appear in the form of pink or white raised parts of the skin with a hollow indentation on top. They are mainly found on the face, often on the eyelids, genitals, or torso and contain a semi-liquid substance. In case of contamination, they can be removed by a general practitioner or a dermatologist using a curette. When they appear, it is best to have them removed quickly because they spread quickly.
Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Molluscum contagiosum - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (
Hydatidiform mole - Definition
Acrochordon - Definition