Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) virus is a poxvirus that causes a chronic localised infection most often seen in children, but also occurs in adults and in  immunocompromised patients. The severity of MC is inversely related to the CD4 cell count. MC is spread by direct skin-to-skin contact, occurring anywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.