The contagious mollusk

Molluscum contagious - disease of the skin caused filterable virus, pathogenic for humans. Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact with sick and things, eat them (towels, washcloths and other); more frequently suffer from children, any outbreak of the disease in children's institutions. The incubation period is from two weeks to several months.
The clinical picture is characterized by the appearance on the unchanged skin, often face and chest, genitals, sometimes just the trunk and extremities, waxy knots hemispherical shape umbilicate depression and spot a hole in the center. Small young forms of knots resemble flat warts. Nodules are gradually increasing, sometimes reaching 1.5-2 cm in diameter. In case of compression Mature knots of them is white pasty mass, consisting of dead cells and so-called shell Taurus. Rashes can spontaneously disappear without leaving a scar. Mucous membranes are affected rarely. The General condition of patients not suffering. The prognosis is favorable.
Treatment: squeezing the contents of knots and lubrication 10% tincture of iodine or solution of aniline dye, electrocoagulation.
Prevention: early detection and treatment, examination of contacts, observance of rules of personal hygiene. Children suffering from a contagious mollusk, should not be allowed in children's establishments, swimming pools and so on, until full recovery.

Molluscum contagious (molluscum contagiosum; synonym contagious mollusk) is a viral disease characterized vsapaniem knots hemispherical shape yellowish-pinkish color value from a pinhead to pea with the Central deepening, umbilicate education or point hole. Intracellular inclusions and shellfish bullock, representing ovate epidermal cells filled with viral particles. The size of the virus vary from subversiyn particles (75 MMK) to elementary cells (300 MMK). The immune system is weak or missing.
Infection occurs through direct contact with sick or through the items used in the patient (towels, washcloths and other). Damage or maceration of the stratum corneum facilitate the acquisition. Kuchenne location nodules may depend on autoinoculation molluscum contagiosum. The incubation period is from 2 weeks to 2 months and 6 months.
Typical M. K. manifested nodules on the skin. Of Mature shellfish is extruded core pasty or more liquid consistence. Adanit develops not always. May be atypical. Small young M. K. outwardly indistinguishable from flat warts. When often, miliary form nodules have translucent centre, but without depressing. May be atypical M. K.: giant cystic and wounded, furunculosis, miliardario similar to acne, similar to warts and other Histologically molluscum contagiosum is infectious acanthoma consisting of pear slices of the epidermis. Elementary bodies are painted according to Morozov, Romanovsky - Giemsa, Loeffler, and can be detected by dark-field microscopy. Almost 2/3 of the cases shellfish are located on the face, often for centuries, in single patients the conjunctiva; often on the scalp. Hands are affected most often the legs; the palms and soles are not affected. M. K. sick mainly children from 2 to 10 years.
Treatment. Methods of extrusion or puncture barely acceptable in children's practice. Positive results of some patients gives lubrication M. K. garlic juice. More reliable electrocoagulation. With festering molluscum contagiosum usually at the disposal of the cure. Prevention includes compliance with the General hygiene rules. Children suffering from M. K., should not be allowed in children's establishments, swimming pools, sports grounds until full recovery.