Molluscum Contagiosum of Areola

  • Shipra Singhal
  • Sonam Sharma Senior Resident , Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
Keywords: Areola, Molluscum contagiosum, Histopathology, Cytology


Molluscum contagiosum is an extremely contagious under-reported viral infection of the skin and occasionally of the mucous membranes which is caused by a double-stranded DNA poxvirus called the molluscum contagiosum virus. Molluscum contagiosum lesions are typically flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance. Any area of the body can be infected by this virus, however most commonly involved parts are the face, trunk, arms, groin, and the legs. The areola and nipple are very rare locations to develop molluscum contagiosum. We herein describe an unusual case of molluscum contagiosum of the right areola in a 48-year-old woman and review the various clinicopathological characteristics of this ubiquitous condition.


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