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Molluscum contagiosum

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, replicates in keratinocytes, and does not cross the basement membrane, thereby evading immune detection.[6]
  • Interefers with tumor necrosis factor-induced apoptosis.[1]

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Last updated: April 2, 2019


Spacek, Lisa A. "Molluscum Contagiosum." Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545133/all/Molluscum_contagiosum.
Spacek LA. Molluscum contagiosum. Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545133/all/Molluscum_contagiosum. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Spacek, L. A. (2019). Molluscum contagiosum. In Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545133/all/Molluscum_contagiosum
Spacek LA. Molluscum Contagiosum [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. ; 2019. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545133/all/Molluscum_contagiosum.
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