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April 1970

Molluscum ContagiosumEruption Following Treatment With Prednisone and Methotrexate

Author Affiliations


From the Division of Dermatology, University of Tennessee School of Medicine, and the US Veterans Hospital, Memphis.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(4):439-441. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000040061012

After two patients received both prednisone and methotrexate, an acute, florid eruption of hundreds of lesions of molluscum contagiosum developed. There is a heightened risk of viral infection in patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs.