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PATHOGENS

  • Molluscum contagiosum virus, types I-IV, double-stranded DNA poxvirus with worldwide distribution
  • Infects only the epidermis and does not cross the basement membrane, thereby evading immune surveillance; replicates in keratinocytes.

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Last updated: January 23, 2014