Molluscum contagiosum - Definition

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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.