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February 1930


Author Affiliations

Associate in Dermatology and Syphilology, Northwestern University Medical School

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(2):180-181. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440080020003

As is well known, molluscum contagiosum can occur on any part of the body including the mucous membranes. The areas of predilection that are usually quoted are the face, breasts, genitalia and inner surfaces of the thighs. An opportunity was recently afforded me to see and treat a patient with such an infection confined exclusively to the scalp. Several internationally known dermatologists of many years' experience have informed me that they have never seen a case of molluscum contagiosum that involved the scalp alone. This was taken as sufficient reason to record, briefly, the chief clinical observations in the case reported.

REPORT OF CASE  A man, aged 34, a broker (a patient referred to Dr. A. W. Stillians) was first seen in July, 1929, at which time he complained of an eruption of the scalp of several months' duration, which was accompanied by a mild pruritus. The most annoying feature

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