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Molluscum Contagiosum


A toddler presents to clinic with the lesions found in this photo. What is the BEST morphological description?


You diagnose a healthy 6-year-old boy with molluscum contagiosum (multiple, but not widespread). Which of the following treatments would you recommend?


A 3 year-old girl presents with these papules on her abdomen. What is the most likely diagnosis?


A mother brings in her 9 year-old-daughter with molluscum contagiosum. The mother shares with you that she has two other young children at home. She wants to know whether her other children are at risk. You tell her that molluscum contagiosum is:

5.*Cantharidin is a first line treatment for molluscum contagiosum in children. Cantharidin is:
6.*A 12 year-old boy with molluscum contagiosum on his back and legs returns to your clinic for a second round of cantharidin. The boy found the side effects highly uncomfortable for several days and asks for a treatment alternative. You offer which of the following options?
7.*A 27 y/o female patient presents with multiple koebnerized Mollusca on her face. While reviewing past medical history, she reveals that she is human immunodeficiency virus positive and takes highly active antiretroviral therapy. Your next step is to:
8.*Which of the following findings would indicate referral to a dermatologist?

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