General Virology and DNA Viruses
An otherwise healthy 3-year-old child is brought to the pediatrician with umbilicated, flesh-colored papules on his trunk. This condition is related to infection with which of the following viruses? (AIIMS May 2009)
a. This is the history of molluscum contagiosum. This disease is caused by molluscum contagiosum virus, which belongs to poxvirus.
b. It is an enveloped, dsDNA-containing virus with complex symmetry. This is a noncultivable virus. The infection is sexually transmitted and manifests as umbilicated fleshy lesions on genitalia.
c. The infection is diagnosed by demonstrating intracytoplasmic inclusions called as molluscum bodies or Henderson-peterson bodies.