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Molluscum contagiosum

Prajwala Gupta, Minakshi Bhardwaj
Disseminated histoplasmosis is caused by the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum (H. capsulatum). The early clinical manifestations are nonspecific, often lead to diagnostic difficulty, and is misdiagnosed as tuberculosis and seen usually in immunosuppressed states. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a simple, safe, and quick technique to establish the initial diagnosis of H. capsulatum, thereby prompting early treatment. The skin involvement is rare in disseminated disease and we describe a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient with unusual molluscum contagiosum like umbilicated skin lesions and FNAC of the cervical lymph node was the only tool for rapid and early confirmatory diagnosis...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Anton M Kolomeyer, Ken K Nischal, Ellen Mitchell
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) in a patient with tacrolimus-associated posttransplant thrombotic microangiopathy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 8-year-old boy with a medical history of orthotopic heart transplant, posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease, and recurrent infections was hospitalized for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. His ocular history included accommodative esotropia, hyperopia with astigmatism, Molluscum contagiosum lid lesions, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Charlotte Ives, Michael Green, Tanwen Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Alexandru Oanţă, Marius Irimie
In the last twenty years, the prevalence of individuals with tattoos in the general population has increased in Europe (1) as well as in Australia (2) and the United States of America (3). A series of complications such as acute inflammatory reactions, allergic contact dermatitis (4,5), photoinduced, lichenoid, and granulomatous reactions (6, 7), pseudolymphoma (8), pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia (9), skin infections (6), and skin cancers (10) may occur on tattoos. Infectious complications on tattoos include bacterial infections (pyoderma, leprosy, syphilis, cutaneous tuberculosis, mycobacteriosis) (11-14), viral infections (molluscum contagiosum, warts, herpes simplex, hepatitis B and C) (15-17), and fungal infections (sporotrichosis, dermatophytosis) (18,19)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Tugba K Uzuncakmak, Burce C Kuru, Ebru I Zemheri, Ilkin Zindanci, Zafer Turkoglu, Mukaddes Kavala
Molluscum contagiosum is a benign cutaneous viral infection which is caused by double- stranded DNA poxvirus. It affects mainly children and young adults and usually presents with single or multiple umblicated papules or nodules on face, arms, legs and anogenital regions. It may present in atypical size and clinical appearance in patients with altered or impaired immunity and rarely in immuncompetent patients. Herein we present an immuncompetent young adult patient with isolated giant molluscum contagiosum, which was mimicking epidermoid cyst clinically...
July 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Julie V Schaffer, Emily M Berger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Yuji Horiguchi, Junshi Horiguchi, Ken-Ichiro Maeno
Immunohistochemical studies of one typical and two atypical cases of molluscum contagiosum with anti-CD34 monoclonal antibodies showed a tightly enclosing fine vasculature around the lesional masses of the disease. The thin interstitial septa between the lobules of the molluscum lesions also contained abundant endothelium. An electron microscopic study of a pinched-off lesion of common molluscum contagiosum demonstrated that the tightly enclosing blood vessels lacked muscle layers, suggesting that they were capillaries, being a distance of several hundred nanometers from the basal cells of the molluscum mass...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Avikam Harel, Ana Maria Kutz, Smail Hadj-Rabia, Jacob Mashiah
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common viral disease primarily affecting children. The objective was to compare the effectiveness of curettage as a treatment modality for MC with no treatment. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 2,022 children with MC between 2008 and 2012. Epidemiologic, clinical, and treatment data, including effectiveness, safety, and satisfaction, were reviewed. RESULTS: Fifty-six percent of the children were 2 to 5 years of age...
September 7, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Giovanni Paolino, Luca M Muscardin, Chiara Panetta, Michele Donati, Pietro Donati
Pathologists who find ectopic glands on the glans and/or on the prepuce, often describe them as Tyson's glands. In this regard, the term Tyson's glands can be replaced by two different descriptive expressions: papillomatosis corona penis and ectopic sebaceous glands. A 15-year old Caucasian male patient presented to our Institute with multiple and asymptomatic circular skin colored-to-yellowish papules at the level of the foreskin, also affecting the shaft of the penis, where they assumed a linear feature. The histological examination revealed hyperplastic and dilated sebaceous glands, while in some areas these glands showed also a direct attachment with the epidermis...
September 6, 2016: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Roshani J Desai, Indumati Gopinathan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ophthalmology
Sakiko Chikazawa, Sayaka Takai, Aiko Furuya, Tamaki Kato, Osamu Ohara, Takashi Hashimoto, Shigeaki Nonoyama, Takahiro Satoh
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August 18, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Katarina Trčko, Mario Poljak, Miljenko Križmarić, Jovan Miljković
Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) is a common skin pathogen in both adults and children. In this prospective study, we clinically evaluated consecutive patients with molluscum contagiosum (MC) who had been examined during a 5-year period at the second-largest dermatology clinic in Slovenia and described their main demographic and clinical characteristics, concomitant diseases, and treatment success. The study included 188 patients, of which 121 (64%) were men and 67 (36%) were women. A total of 135 (72%) patients were adults, with lesions that were most commonly located in the anogenital region (98%) and were probably sexually acquired...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Émilie Rigal, Céline Nourrisson, Julie Sciauvaud, Julie Pascal, Charlotte Texier, Violaine Corbin, Véronique Poirier, Jean Beytout, André Labbe, Olivier Lesens
Internationally adopted children often present diseases contracted in the country of origin. Skin diseases are common in new arrivals, and diagnosis may prove challenging for GPs or even dermatologists if they are inexperienced in the extensive geographic and ethnic diversity of international adoptees. To analyse the frequency and characteristics of skin diseases in international adoptees. In total, 142 adoptees were evaluated for a cross-sectional cohort study. The most frequent diseases observed at arrival were dermatological conditions...
August 1, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
Yong Se Cho, Bo Young Chung, Chun Wook Park, Hye One Kim
A eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA) is used topically to provide local anesthesia for a variety of painful superficial procedures. Although the side effects of EMLA are usually mild and transient local reactions, potentially life-threatening complications can occur. We report a case of generalized seizures and methemoglobinemia after topical application of EMLA for curettage of molluscum contagiosum lesions in a 3.5-year-old girl with atopic dermatitis.
September 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Mirna Karouni, Mazen Kurban, Ossama Abbas
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are the most potent producers of type I interferons (IFNs), which allows them to provide anti-viral resistance and to link the innate and adaptive immunity by controlling the function of myeloid DCs, lymphocytes, and natural killer cells. pDCs are involved in the pathogenesis of several infectious [especially viral, such as Molluscum contagiosum (MC)], inflammatory/autoimmune, and neoplastic entities. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a multifocal, systemic lympho-angioproliferative tumor associated with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection...
September 2016: Archives of Dermatological Research
Shelby Hopp, Tyler L Quest, Karolyn A Wanat
The article highlights different educational and practice gaps in infectious diseases as they pertain to dermatology. These gaps include the use of antibiotics in relation to atopic dermatitis and acne vulgaris, treatment of skin and soft tissue infection, and diagnosis and treatment of onychomycosis. In addition, practice gaps related to use of imiquimod for molluscum contagiosum, risk of infections related to immunosuppressive medications and rates of vaccination, and the use of bedside diagnostics for diagnosing common infections were discussed...
July 2016: Dermatologic Clinics
Satvinder Singh Bakshi, Poyuran Rajalakshmi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2016: Medicina Clínica
Kari Valente, Kathleen Montgomery, Stephen Schultenover, Mohamed Mokhtar Desouki
Vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum (LC) is a rare entity which may present as a painful, warty lesion. In contrast to the congenital form, which occurs in children, the acquired form arises in older adults and may be associated with infection, Crohn's disease, or prior pelvic/regional surgery. We present a case of acquired LC of the vulva in a 55-year-old woman who presented with a 3-4 year history of vulvar pain following chemotherapy, radiation, and brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Vulvar shave biopsies followed by excision revealed a thickened dermis with epidermal hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, elongated rete ridges and dilated lymphatic channels containing eosinophilic material and scattered thrombi...
April 2016: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
Husein Husein-ElAhmed, Inmaculada Ruiz-Molina, Vicente Cívico-Amat, Eduardo Solís-García
A 78-year-old man presented with a round- to oval-shaped nodule on his right eyebrow. The lesion first developed 5 years ago as a small solitary white nodule and subsequently enlarged over the past 2 years. His medical history was unremarkable. Clinical examination revealed a 2-cm round to oval dome-shaped yellowish nodule with a dimple on the top center (Figure 1). No similar lesions were found elsewhere. With a clinical suspicion of sebaceous carcinoma, an excision of the lesion was performed under local anesthesia...
2016: Skinmed
Najla A Al-Dawsari, Kasia Szyfelbein Masterpol
Cantharidin is natural toxin produced by the blistering beetle. It has both vesicant and keratolytic features by inducing acanthloysis through targeting the desmosomal dense plaque, leading to detachment of the desmosomes from the tonofilaments. There are two available liquid preparations for dermatologic use, Canthacur (0.7% cantharidin) and Canthacur PS (1% cantharidin 30%/salicylic acid/2% podophylotoxin). The former preparation is indicated for the treatment of common warts, periungual warts, and molluscum contagiosum, while the more potent latter preparation is indicated only for plantar warts...
2016: Skinmed
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