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? Molluscum contagiosum
She is 24 year old healthcare professional female.. recently diagnosed with ? bronchial asthma .. absolute eosinophilia and also allergic dermatitis? atopy. She has developed painless mm sized skin bumps around umbilicus and on uper abdomen.. she is worried abt molluscum contagiosum.. she has tested elisa hiv in august 2015 for a healthcare hazard exposure.. it was negative.. Now with these ? molluscum lesions she again tested for hiv this time CMIA in february 2016 with her partner.. both are non reactive.. She was relaxed.. but now developed one more lesion in axilla.. similar morphology..previous lesions are also same since last 6 months..now she is worried abt the etiology of molluscum... Can any expert dermatologists help? Molluscum in hiv negative healthy adults.. is it common?
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Molluscum is a viral infection, very common in children. It can also occur in adults due to sharing towels etc. e.g in beauty parlours or gym. It is infectious. It also spreads by ones own hands. It spreads faster in atopics since their skin barrier is already compromised.
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