Papules, craters and umbilication: molluscum contagiosum

  title={Papules, craters and umbilication: molluscum contagiosum},
  author={Anu Bajaj},
mollusci pox genus belonging to the pox viridae family. Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) is a sizable, brick shaped, double stranded DNA virus of 200-3000 nm dimension. The virus genome is covalently coupled at both edges and encodes 182 proteins with 105 direct analogues with the ortho pox virus (3)Molluscum contagiosum virus has 4 major subclasses: MCV 1 as a subclass occurs frequently (7596%) with MCV 2( 5%), MCV 4(9%) and MCV3(11%). Paediatric patients are generally infected with MCV… 

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