Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection caused by a pox virus.
Molluscum contagiosum usually appears as painless firm, round, flesh-coloured papules or lumps that have a dimple in the middle.
Molluscum contagiosum has no harmful consequences and lesions may persist 6-24 months before spontaneously healing. Although the lumps usually disappear on their own, many patients prefer to be treated.
Treatment may involve using a special cream or a simple freezing treatment.
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