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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 242-244

Perioral Molluscum Contagiosum in a HIV Seropositive Patient - A Case Report

Department of Oral Pathology, Ragas Dental College & Hospital, # 2/102, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai - 600 119. Tamilnadu, India

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Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) is a skin and mucous membrane disease of viral origin seen in both children and adults. Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV) is transmitted by person-to-person contact, sexual contact or by fomites. MC is seen in immunocompromised and HIV infected patients. In this article, we report a case of perioral molluscum contagiosum in a HIV seropositive patient along with the pathogenesis of the disease and various treatment modalities.

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