Molluscum Contagiosum of the Gluteal Cleft: Observations and Implications for Management in Five Children.
Pediatr Dermatol 2017 May 25. Epub 2017 May 25.
Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common, self-limited skin infection caused by a double-stranded DNA virus of the family Poxviridae. Although the morphology of the disease is well described, MC presenting at unusual sites can exhibit atypical morphology, resulting in misdiagnosis. This observational, retrospective case series discusses the novel morphology of MC presenting in the intergluteal cleft of five children seen in the outpatient dermatology clinic of an academic medical center. Read More