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February 1951

RESIN OF PODOPHYLLUM IN TREATMENT OF MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM

Author Affiliations

GREENSBORO, N. C.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(2):256-259. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570020090014
Abstract

The treatment of molluscum contagiosum by local destructive measures is frequently a very disturbing office procedure because of the multiplicity of lesions and because many of the patients are so young that cooperation, with the use of a treatment which is painful, cannot be expected.

This report deals with the treatment of a patient with multiple lesions of molluscum contagiosum by local applications of resin of podophyllum solution. The results were so striking that it is felt that such a treatment regimen may offer a satisfactory solution for dealing with multiple lesions of molluscum contagiosum in young children.

REPORT OF A CASE  A highly nervous 12 year old boy was first seen by me on Jan. 17, 1949. There were between forty and fifty typical lesions of molluscum contagiosum over the left trunk, two lesions on the right side of the back at the level of the fourth rib and two other lesions on the

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