Umbilicated pearly white asymptomatic skin lesion, diagnosis is: (AIIMS May 2014)
1). Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a pox virus and is characterized by pearly, flesh-colored, umbilicated skin lesions which are 2-5 mm in diameter. The infection can be transmitted by close contact, including sexual intercourse.
2). Lesions can be found anywhere on the body except the palms and the soles but they typically occur in the genital region. Molluscum contagiosum develops in advanced stages of HIV infection, frequently involving the face and upper body.
3). The diagnosis is made by histological demonstration of cytoplasmic eosinophilic (H.P. bodies) inclusions characteristic of poxvirus replication.
4). This condition is generally self-limiting and there is no specific systemic treatment but a variety of techniques for physical ablation are used. e.g. Extirpation and TCA Cautery