Molluscum contagiosum is a common, highly contagious cutaneous infection due to a Poxvirus. Dermatoscopy of molluscum contagiosum reveals multiple, yellowish-white, lobulated, amorphous central structures surrounded by a crown of linear, fine, and sometimes blurred vessels, while some of them branching. Large lesions are characterized by the presence of the typical polylobular structure, whereas small ones by four-leaved clover-like structures. Dermatoscopy may be useful for the differential diagnosis with cysts, acne, warts, and other cutaneous and/or genital growths.
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