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Dermoscopy of Molluscum Contagiosum

Dermoscopy of Molluscum Contagiosum skINsight SECTION EDITOR: JAMES M. GRICHNIK, MD, PhD Ana Morales, MD; Susana Puig, MD, PhD; Josep Malvehy, MD; Pedro Zaballos, MD; Dermatology Department, Hospital Clı´nico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid (Dr Morales), Hospital Clı´nico IDIBAPS, Barcelona (Drs Puig and Malvehy), and Hospital de Santa Tecla, Tarragona (Dr Zaballos), Spain. HE LESIONS SHOWN ARE FROM THE HYPOGAS- a surrounding crown of vessels that do not cross the cen- trium of a 55-year-old white man ters of the lobules. This pattern is caused (1) by inverted (Figure 1), the face of 54-year-old white lobules of hyperplastic squamous epithelium that ex- woman (Figure 2), and the thorax of a 39- pands into the underlying dermis separated by fine septae T year-old white man (Figure 3) (size bar, of compressed dermis and (2) by vessels in this dermis. The 2.5 mm). All 3 lesions reveal a similar pattern: a polylobu- recognition of this pattern is very helpful in the clinical di- lar, white-yellow, amorphous structure in the center with agnosis of molluscum contagiosum in adulthood. Figure 1. Figure 3. Figure 2. (REPRINTED) ARCH DERMATOL/ VOL 141, DEC 2005 WWW.ARCHDERMATOL.COM ©2005 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

Dermoscopy of Molluscum Contagiosum

Dermoscopy of Molluscum Contagiosum

Abstract

skINsight SECTION EDITOR: JAMES M. GRICHNIK, MD, PhD Ana Morales, MD; Susana Puig, MD, PhD; Josep Malvehy, MD; Pedro Zaballos, MD; Dermatology Department, Hospital Clı´nico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid (Dr Morales), Hospital Clı´nico IDIBAPS, Barcelona (Drs Puig and Malvehy), and Hospital de Santa Tecla, Tarragona (Dr Zaballos), Spain. HE LESIONS SHOWN ARE FROM THE HYPOGAS- a surrounding crown of vessels that do not cross the cen- trium of a 55-year-old white...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6068
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2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/archderm.141.12.1644
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16365277
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Abstract

skINsight SECTION EDITOR: JAMES M. GRICHNIK, MD, PhD Ana Morales, MD; Susana Puig, MD, PhD; Josep Malvehy, MD; Pedro Zaballos, MD; Dermatology Department, Hospital Clı´nico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid (Dr Morales), Hospital Clı´nico IDIBAPS, Barcelona (Drs Puig and Malvehy), and Hospital de Santa Tecla, Tarragona (Dr Zaballos), Spain. HE LESIONS SHOWN ARE FROM THE HYPOGAS- a surrounding crown of vessels that do not cross the cen- trium of a 55-year-old white man ters of the lobules. This pattern is caused (1) by inverted (Figure 1), the face of 54-year-old white lobules of hyperplastic squamous epithelium that ex- woman (Figure 2), and the thorax of a 39- pands into the underlying dermis separated by fine septae T year-old white man (Figure 3) (size bar, of compressed dermis and (2) by vessels in this dermis. The 2.5 mm). All 3 lesions reveal a similar pattern: a polylobu- recognition of this pattern is very helpful in the clinical di- lar, white-yellow, amorphous structure in the center with agnosis of molluscum contagiosum in adulthood. Figure 1. Figure 3. Figure 2. (REPRINTED) ARCH DERMATOL/ VOL 141, DEC 2005 WWW.ARCHDERMATOL.COM ©2005 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

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JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 2005

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