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n. pl. mol·lus·ca (-kə)
Any of various skin diseases in which soft spherical tumors form on the face or the body.

[Latin, a kind of fungus, from neuter of molluscus, soft; see mollusk.]


1. (Medicine) a skin condition that manifests itself in the form of swollen protuberances
2. (Medicine) a swollen protuberance on the skin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.molluscum - any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodulesmolluscum - any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
molluscum contagiosum - a virus disease of the skin marked by round white swellings; transmitted from person to person (most often in children or in adults with impaired immune function)
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Filaggrin (FLG) polymorphism appears to be linked with Molluscum contagiosum virus skin infection in children with atopic dermatitis (AD), reported Sara Manti, MD, of the University of Messina (Italy), and her associates.
Novan has dosed the first patient in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate topical nitric oxide product candidate SB206 for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum, a contagious skin infection caused by the molluscipoxvirus.
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is caused by the MC virus, a member of the poxvirus family.
present two cases of molluscum contagiosum, a cause of unilateral chronic conjunctivitis.
The most common clinical findings were lymphadenopathy and various kinds of dermatological manifestations (diaper dermatitis n=2, eczematous skin lesions n=2, non-specific maculopapular rash n=2, vesicular eruption n=1, widespread molluscum contagiosum n=1, persistent oral monoliasis n=1, scabies n=1) were observed in 12 patients (54.
We compare here clinical presentation of genital molluscum in HIV positive and negative group of patients.
and foreign patents and pending patent applications directed to high concentration topical hydrogen peroxide formulations, methods of use, and applicators, for the alleviation of skin conditions including, among others, SK, common warts, molluscum contagiosum, skin tags (acrochordons), and other dermatological conditions.
All HPV-negative warts identified in the anogenital region of patients of all ages and both sexes are additionally tested in our laboratory for the presence of molluscum contagio-sum virus (MCV) using the MCV FRET RT-PCR (45) because, due to the similar clinical appearance of lesions, up to 10% of molluscum contagiosum lesions can be misdiagnosed as condylomata acuminata or verrucae vulgares and vice versa (45-48).
East Indian sandalwood oil (EISO) is currently being studied by the company in several Phase 2 clinical trials in Australia and the US for treatment of various skin conditions such as psoriasis, warts, atopic dermatitis and molluscum contagiosum.
Many diseases such as verucca, molluscum, milia, epidermal nevi, skin tags, pyogenic granuloma, etc.
alopecia areata and impetigo were totally unrelated, while other conditions like AD and molluscum contagiosum were closely linked.