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Molluscum contagiosum

David J. Kouba, M.D., Lisa A. Spacek, M.D., Ph.D.
Molluscum contagiosum is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide.

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  • 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


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