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Latest News

Giant molluscum contagiosum presenting as lid neoplasm in an immunocompetent child.
Sun, 20 Mar 2016 01:46:01 +0100 | Dermatol Online J
Authors: Alam MS, Shrirao N

Interventions for molluscum contagiosum in people infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a systematic review
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | International Journal of Dermatology
ConclusionGiven the poor quality of study design, wide array of outcome variables, and lack of objective evidence, no specific recommendation can be made for the treatment of MC in people infected with HIV, other than the initiation of ART. Despite the good impact ART has made on prevalence of dermatologic disease, MC remains an important cause of morbidity in HIV positive populations. (Source: International Journal of Dermatology)

Highlights from the literature
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Archives of Disease in Childhood
No need to treat molluscum contagiosum We often encounter the unmistakable molluscum contagiosum (MC) rash incidentally in our clinics, and parents may ask about treatment. It is caused by its own unique poxvirus and is highly contagious, but harmless. In the UK the advice is usually to leave well alone and await spontaneous resolution, but elsewhere treatment is often recommended. Researchers at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, USA, reviewed 170 cases retrospectively (Basdag H, et al. Pediatric dermatology 2015. doi: 10.1111/pde.12504). Mean age at diagnosis was 5 years (range 1–15). 27% received some form of treatment, including various topical antivirals or locally destructive procedures such as cryotherapy. MC appeared to be more common in atopic children, particularly those with atop...

Childhood skin and soft tissue infections: new discoveries and guidelines regarding the management of bacterial soft tissue infections, molluscum contagiosum, and warts
Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:19:41 +0100 | Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Purpose of review: Pediatric skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) constitute a significant number of office-based pediatric visits. With SSTIs on the rise, it is not only important to effectively treat the individual, but to do so appropriately and cost-consciously. In this article, we highlight new research related to the treatment of bacterial skin infections, molluscum contagiosum, and cutaneous warts, with the goal of guiding pediatricians in their practice against these common skin conditions.

Health Outcomes of International HIV-infected Adoptees in the US
Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19:07:26 +0100 | The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Conclusions: In this cohort of HIV-infected international adoptees, severe immunosuppression was uncommon. Most medical issues were mild. Stunting was common at baseline but largely resolved. Mental health issues, behavioral problems, and educational delays were common. Most children were on ART at adoption and most of these showed suppressed VL. Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor mutations were present in most viremic children. (Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

Pattern of dermatoses among nicobarese in a community health camp at Nancowry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Indian Journal of Dermatology
Conclusion: The pattern of dermatoses seen among the Nicobarese is quite similar with respect to the prevalence of infections in other regions of India, especially humid regions such as Assam, coastal Karnataka, and Kolkata and much higher than arid regions such as the deserts of Rajasthan. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology)

A Comparative Study of Topical 10% KOH Solution and Topical 25% Podophyllin Solution as Home-based Treatments ofMolluscum Contagiosum
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Conclusion Both 10% KOH solution and 25% podophyllin solution are effective local therapies for the treatment of MC with comparable success rates (64% and 70% respectively). (Source: Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery)

[Molluscum contagiosum due to vertical transmission].
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Anales de Pediatria
Authors: Mira-Perceval Juan G, Alcalá Minagorre PJ, Betlloch Más I, Sánchez Bautista A

Recalcitrant molluscum contagiosum successfully treated with sinecatechins
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Dermatologic Therapy
(Source: Dermatologic Therapy)

Bulbar Conjunctival Molluscum Contagiosum
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:35:10 +0100 | Ophthalmology
A 45-year-old immunocompetent man presented with a 2-year history of a 0.5-mm smooth, white dome-shaped lesion on his bulbar conjunctiva (Fig 1, arrow). Following surgical excision of the lesion, histopathology (H&E and PAS) revealed lobular hyperplasia of epidermis resulting in a cup-shaped lesion (Fig 3, black arrow). Numerous, large homogeneous basophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies (Henderson-Patterson corpuscles; Fig 2 arrows) were seen within the stratum granulosum and stratum corneum. (Source: Ophthalmology)