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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:9, September, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 549-582

Molluscum contagiosum Infection - A Case Report
Venkata Hemalatha Neeli and Perala Bala Murali Krishna*
Department of Microbiology, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India
*Corresponding author

Molluscum contagiosum is a common childhood viral infection of squa­mous epithelium of the skin appearing as pearly-white, dome-shaped umbilicated pap­ules. Acquisition of the virus follows contact with infected persons or contaminated objects and sources such as swimming pools. It is observed with a higher frequency in tropical climates. Molluscum contagiosum virus cannot be propagated in vitro. Therefore the cases are mostly diagnosed clinically and the diagnosis is confirmed by the demonstration of characteristic molluscum bodies from the lesions.

Keywords: Molluscum contagiosum, molluscum bodies.

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Venkata Hemalatha Neeli and Perala Bala Murali Krishna. 2016.  Molluscum contagiosum Infection - A Case Report.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 549-582. doi:
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