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molluscum contagiosum

molluscum contagiosum in Medicine

molluscum contagiosum molluscum con·ta·gi·o·sum (kən-tā'jē-ō'səm)
An infectious disease of the skin caused by a virus of the family Poxviridae and characterized by the appearance of small, pearly, umbilicated papular epithelial lesions containing many inclusion bodies.

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