Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 116
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
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
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcor.jcor_24_20

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded56    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal