1. Line-field confocal optical coherence tomography in molluscum contagiosum: a case series

    Line-field confocal optical coherence tomography in molluscum contagiosum: a case series

    Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common skin infection caused by a poxvirus, generally observed in children and young, sexually active, adults. MC diagnosis is usually clinical and based on the observation of asymptomatic, small, flesh-colored papules with a characteristic central umbilication. Dermoscopy enhances the diagnostic accuracy of MC showing within the lesion, the presence of yellowish-white, roundish, single or multiple areas (also called "pores" or "orifices", corresponding to the clinical umbilication) surrounded by fine, linear, and blurred vessels (1). In some cases, the diagnosis may require the histopathological confirmation.

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