Giant molluscum contagiosum with granulomatous inflammation and panniculitis: An unusual clinical and histopathological pattern in an HIV seropositive child

Poojary, Shital Amin; Kokane, Priyanka Trimbak
January 2015
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases;Jan-Jun2015, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p95
Academic Journal
Molluscum contagiosum is known to occur in the advanced stages of immunodeficiency in HIV infected patients and may present as atypical variants including giant molluscum. Here we describe the rare occurrence of giant molluscum contagiosum in an HIV seropositive child, which warranted surgical excision followed by skin grafting due to its unusually large size. We also highlight in this case report, a rare granulomatous inflammatory reaction pattern to molluscum with panniculitis.


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