Ann Dermatol.  2007 Sep;19(3):133-134. 10.5021/ad.2007.19.3.133.

A Case of Molluscum Contagiosum after Nylon-Towel Scrubbing: An Unusual Transmission

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. leejd@olmh.cuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common, benign, viral infection of the skin and mucous membranes that generally affects children. In adults, the condition may be transmitted sexually. Histopathologically, there is a downgrowth of infected epidermal cells bearing large eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusion bodies. Herein, we report a case of molluscum contagiosum which occurred in 31-year-old Korean woman with several elevated flesh-colored umbilicated papules following use of a tough nylon towel at a spa.

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Molluscum contagiosum
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