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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130-132

Inflamed pedunculated giant molluscum contagiosum of eyelid in an immunocompetent child


Department of Ophthalmology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Divyalakshmi Kaiyoor Surya
Department of Ophthalmology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jcor.jcor_24_20

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Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a skin infection caused by a member of the Poxvirus family. It typically affects young or immunocompromised individuals.[1]. Lesions are localised localized on the face, arms, legs, and anogenital region. Typically, it presents as single or multiple umbilicated papules or nodules on the skin and eyelid margin and conjunctiva.[2] There are very few reports of giant molluscum presenting as an inflammatory lesion in an immunocompetent patient. Here, we are presenting a case of solitary giant MCmolluscum contagiosum presenting like an inflamed pedunculated mass of eyelid in an immunocompetent child. A one 1½and half -year- old immunocompetent child presented with an inflamed large umbilicated lesion in upper eyelid which was excised in toto. Excision revealed a gyriform lesion and histopathologic confirmation was done.


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