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Giant Molluscum Contagiosum with Concurrence of Molluscum Dermatitis
Wen-Yu Chang, Chih-Po Chang , Sen-An Yang , Wan-Ting Huang , Gwo-Shing Chen
Dermatol Sinica 23:81-85,2005

Molluscum contagiosum is a common disease encountered by dermatologist. However, there are some atypical presentations rarely encountered in daily practice and thus a correct impression difficult to make. We proposed the first case reported in Taiwan, a 31 year-old female, with the atypical presentation of a 1.5X1.5 cm solitary nodule with underlying erythematous base at left medial thigh, which pathologically proved to be a giant molluscum contagiosum with molluscum dermatitis. We made a brief review of previously reported cases in the English literature and possible mechanisms of the atypical clinical and pathological presentation. We also raised the importance of including molluscum contagiosum when encountering clinical simulants and general survey of immune status.

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