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Molluscum Contagiosum of the Adult: Probable Venereal Transmission

Molluscum Contagiosum of the Adult: Probable Venereal Transmission Abstract Fifty-five adult patients with molluscum contagiosum were seen during a seven-month period. The lesions were confined to the genital area in all of the patients. Ninety-six percent of the patients had had extramarital sexual intercourse shortly before the appearance of the lesions. These two findings indicated a relationship between coitus and molluscum contagiosum. True venereal transfer seemed likely but could not be proved. In addition some unusual clinical aspects of the disease were noted. References 1. Goldschmidt, H., and Kligman, A.M.: Experimental Inoculation of Humans With Ectodermotropic Viruses , J Invest Derm 31:175-182 ( (Sept) ) 1958.Crossref 2. Low, R.C.: Molluscum Contagiosum , Edinburgh Med J 53:657-670 ( (Dec) ) 1946. 3. Pinkus, H., and Frisch, D.: Inflammatory Reactions to Molluscum Contagiosum Possibly of Immunologic Nature , J Invest Derm 13:289-294 ( (Nov) ) 1949.Crossref 4. Wile, U.J., and Kingery, L.B.: The Etiology of Molluscum Contagiosum: Preliminary Report of Experimental Study , J Cutan Dis 37:431-446 ( (July) ) 1919. 5. Becker, S., and Obermayer, E.: Modern Dermatology and Syphilology , ed 2, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1947, p 531. 6. Gudgel, E.F.: Can Molluscum Contagiosum be a Venereal Disease? , US Armed Forces Med J 5:1207-1208 ( (Aug) ) 1954. 7. Gordon, S.K., and Stearns, D.B.: Molluscum Contagiosum of the Penis , J Urol 84:738-739 ( (Dec) ) 1960. 8. Ayres, S., and Mihan, R.: Molluscum Contagiosum of the Glans Penis , Arch Derm 89:465-466 ( (March) ) 1964.Crossref 9. Abraham, P.S.: Note on Some Varieties of Molluscum Contagiosum , Brit Med J 2:851 ( (Sept 24) ) 1910. 10. Whitfield, A.: On Molluscum Contagiosum Miliare , Brit J Derm Syph 41:10-12 ( (Jan) ) 1929.Crossref 11. Mehregan, A.H.: Molluscum Contagiosum: A Clinicopathologic Study , Arch Derm 84:123-127 ( (July) ) 1961.Crossref 12. Henao, M., and Freeman, R.G.: Inflammatory Molluscum Contagiosum: Clinicopathological Study of Seven Cases , Arch Derm 90:479-482 ( (Nov) ) 1964.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Molluscum Contagiosum of the Adult: Probable Venereal Transmission

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 98 (2) – Aug 1, 1968

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-987X
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1538-3652
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10.1001/archderm.1968.01610140039008
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Abstract

Abstract Fifty-five adult patients with molluscum contagiosum were seen during a seven-month period. The lesions were confined to the genital area in all of the patients. Ninety-six percent of the patients had had extramarital sexual intercourse shortly before the appearance of the lesions. These two findings indicated a relationship between coitus and molluscum contagiosum. True venereal transfer seemed likely but could not be proved. In addition some unusual clinical aspects of the disease were noted. References 1. Goldschmidt, H., and Kligman, A.M.: Experimental Inoculation of Humans With Ectodermotropic Viruses , J Invest Derm 31:175-182 ( (Sept) ) 1958.Crossref 2. Low, R.C.: Molluscum Contagiosum , Edinburgh Med J 53:657-670 ( (Dec) ) 1946. 3. Pinkus, H., and Frisch, D.: Inflammatory Reactions to Molluscum Contagiosum Possibly of Immunologic Nature , J Invest Derm 13:289-294 ( (Nov) ) 1949.Crossref 4. Wile, U.J., and Kingery, L.B.: The Etiology of Molluscum Contagiosum: Preliminary Report of Experimental Study , J Cutan Dis 37:431-446 ( (July) ) 1919. 5. Becker, S., and Obermayer, E.: Modern Dermatology and Syphilology , ed 2, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1947, p 531. 6. Gudgel, E.F.: Can Molluscum Contagiosum be a Venereal Disease? , US Armed Forces Med J 5:1207-1208 ( (Aug) ) 1954. 7. Gordon, S.K., and Stearns, D.B.: Molluscum Contagiosum of the Penis , J Urol 84:738-739 ( (Dec) ) 1960. 8. Ayres, S., and Mihan, R.: Molluscum Contagiosum of the Glans Penis , Arch Derm 89:465-466 ( (March) ) 1964.Crossref 9. Abraham, P.S.: Note on Some Varieties of Molluscum Contagiosum , Brit Med J 2:851 ( (Sept 24) ) 1910. 10. Whitfield, A.: On Molluscum Contagiosum Miliare , Brit J Derm Syph 41:10-12 ( (Jan) ) 1929.Crossref 11. Mehregan, A.H.: Molluscum Contagiosum: A Clinicopathologic Study , Arch Derm 84:123-127 ( (July) ) 1961.Crossref 12. Henao, M., and Freeman, R.G.: Inflammatory Molluscum Contagiosum: Clinicopathological Study of Seven Cases , Arch Derm 90:479-482 ( (Nov) ) 1964.Crossref

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1968

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