Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum
SYMPTOMS Irritation | Discomfort
SIGNS Umbilicated, dome-shaped nodule on eyelid or in the periorbital region. Often multiple lesions
WORK-UP Thorough history. Slit lamp examination
TREATMENT Observation | Topical chemical removal | Cauterization | Surgical excision
FOLLOW-UP Every 2-4 weeks
ADDITIONAL LAB | TESTS If severe, consider testing for immunosuppression (HIV)
ETIOLOGY DNA virus spread by contact
DIFFERENTIAL DX Chickenpox | Verruca vulgaris | Milia
NOTES Can present with follicular conjunctivitis. Usually occurs in children