Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is caused by a DNA poxvirus. MC may occur in adults but is much more common in childhood. Most infections are asymptomatic, and serological evidence of infection is present in up to 14% of adults . The mode of transmission is through skin-to-skin contact, so in adults the mode of transmission of the virus is often through sexual contact, but some patients with skin disease treated with topical steroids may develop lesions. Immunosuppression is also a risk factor .
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