Molluscum Contagiosum of the Adult: Probable Venereal Transmission

Peter J. Lynch, Wilfred Minkin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1968

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