FAQ about molluscum contagiosum

FAQ about molluscum contagiosum

FAQ about molluscum contagiosum

Can adults get molluscum contagiosum?

It is possible for MC (molluscum contagiosum) to infect adults through touching the infected areas (papules).

Children are likely to get the virus through activities at school and playing with other school children, this is known as molluscum contagiosum type 1 and is the most common kind.

Adolescents and adults may also become infected through sexual contact, a different genotype of the virus, molluscum contagiosum type 2, is responsible for these types of infections.

What are the lesions called caused by the virus?

These lesions are raised nodules, also known as papules on your skin. These lesions or papules are also referred to as mollusca, condyloma subcutaneum or molluscum bodies and colloquially as warts.

What virus causes molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum, also known as molluscipoxvirus, is a contagious and common skin infection that is a result of the molluscum contagiosum virus.

Is molluscum contagiosum dangerous?

MC (molluscum contagiosum virus) can be an annoying condition, but it is not life-threatening or dangerous. Anyone can become infected, however, it is most commonly seen in children between the ages of one and four, young adults and adults who are sexually active, as well as those suffering from weakened immune systems as they may have problems fighting off the infection.

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