Molluscum Contagiosum of the Nipple-Areola Complex

  • Tiffany Y. LohEmail author
  • Brian S. Hoyt
  • Jaime A. Tschen
  • Philip R. Cohen


Molluscum contagiosum is a skin lesion caused by a poxvirus that commonly affects young children or immunocompromised adults. Although cutaneous infection with molluscum contagiosum has been well described, occurrence in the nipple-areola complex is rare, and there is little data on the clinical presentation, disease course, and treatment methods of molluscum contagiosum lesions in these areas. This chapter reviews the characteristics of molluscum contagiosum and describes six cases of this viral infection occurring in the nipple-areola complex.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiffany Y. Loh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Brian S. Hoyt
    • 2
  • Jaime A. Tschen
    • 3
  • Philip R. Cohen
    • 4
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonUSA
  3. 3.St. Joseph DermatopathologyHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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