A 7 year old boy complains of raised painful lesions around the mouth and on the fingers. Please identify the lesions from the image and suggest the appropriate management.



Dx :- Molluscum contagiosum . Causative agent : A DNA virus, belongs to the family Poxviridiae. Spread person to person, through fomites amongst children. Sexual transmission may occur in adults usually. Rx :- 1 ) Cryosurgery 2 ) Curettage 3 ) Laser therapy Chemical Rx :- Topical Retinoids Imiquimod Trichloroacetic acid etc.

Peraly white lesions. Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection, commonly seen in children, and immunocompromised individuals. It easily spread from person to person. Treatment includes cryosurgery, curettage or laser surgery is effective. Topical Imiquimod or Retinoid can be tried in few selected cases.

Multiple warts. Electro cautery can be done... Also try salactin paint application over the lesions after proper protection of the surrounding skin every night for a month... Auto inoculation can be tried if there are too many lesions.. However the results are variable with autoiniculation

molluscum contagiosum

common wart

Verruca vulgaris / Common wart. Autoinoculation

Molluscum Contagiosum

Multiple warts

Agree to dr parvez for dx and rx

molluscum contagiism

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