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November 1964

Inflammatory Molluscum Contagiosum: Clinicopathological Study of Seven Cases

Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Baylor University College of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(5):479-482. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600050027006

We reviewed the clinical observations and pathological findings of seven patients with molluscum contagiosum associated with an intense inflammatory reaction. These represent 17% of all biopsies diagnosed as molluscum contagiosum in five years in our department. The probable etiology of the dermal reaction is a disruption of the molluscum papule and its subsequent discharge into the dermis.

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