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Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete

[Mollusca contagiosa in an infant with atopic eczema. A therapeutic challenge].


PMID 15635735

Abstract

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral disease frequently observed in children and adolescents with atopic dermatitis, in whom it poses a special therapeutic challenge. A 3-year-old girl presented with atopic eczema and disseminated molluscum contagiosum on her buttocks and upper legs. Topical application of 0.05% tretinoin resulted in a steady regression of the lesions. Other therapeutic options include topical anti-viral agents, cryosurgery, laser treatment, and curettage. Further, the therapeutic outcome is highly dependent on an adequate therapy of the concomitant atopic eczema.