« Previous Page
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin that causes
small pearly or flesh-colored bumps. The bumps may be either clear or red and
inflamed, and are often indented.
The bumps are most often found on the trunk, face, eyelids, or
genital area in temperate climates and on extremities in the tropics. In
children, bumps usually appear on the trunk, face, and arms. In sexually active
teens and young adults, the bumps are usually located in the genital
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of:
October 13, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2017 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.