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Molluscum is a common viral infection of childhood it is usually a benign and self limiting infection of the skin. Spread is by direct contact, including auto-inoculation. The incubation period is unknown. A child may develop a few or a great many lesions. Most
cases resolve spontaneously within 6-9 months, butlesions can persist for more than a year.
Characteristic clinical features:
The treatment depends on the age of the child, the location of the lesions and any secondary changes.
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