Molluscum contagiosum

Lisa A. Spacek, M.D., Ph.D.
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PATHOGENS

  • 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