Molluscum Contagiosum, Viral Warts, and Tinea Versicolor

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Abstract

Molluscum contagiosum and viral warts are common viral infections in children. They are benign infections that often resolve spontaneously in healthy children. Treatment is often sought to reduce cutaneous dissemination, social stigma and spread to close contacts. Painless topical therapy is often preferred for younger children. Older children may be able to tolerate more aggressive therapeutic modalities. A combination of treatment options is often used for recalcitrant viral warts and molluscum. Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor usually occurs in adolescents. It responds well to treatment with topical antifungal agents, but recurrence is common.

Keywords

Human papilloma virus Molluscum contagiosum Pityriasis versicolor Malassezia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gleneagles Medical CentreSingaporeSingapore

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