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Learning module: Molluscum contagiosum

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with molluscum contagiosum.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the morphology of molluscum contagiosum

  • List treatment options for molluscum contagiosum

  • Provide patient education about molluscum contagiosum

  • Determine when to refer a patient with molluscum contagiosum to a dermatologist

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