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Plantar Molluscum Contagiosum in an Adult Patient

Anıl Gülsel Bahalı Department of Dermatology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Dilek Bıyık Ozkaya Department of Dermatology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Kadriye Sallahoglu Department of Pathology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Pelin Yıldız Department of Pathology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Nahide Onsun Department of Dermatology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin. It may occur anywhere on the skin surface but is most common in skinfolds, on the face, and in the genital region. Atypical presentations are usually seen in conditions with altered immunity, but they may occur in immunocompetent patients as well. We present a case of an unusual presentation of molluscum contagiosum lesions (multiple normal and one giant) on the plantar area of the foot in an adult.

Corresponding author: Anıl Gülsel Bahalı, Department of Dermatology, Bezmialem Vakıf University, Adnan Menderes Bulvari Vatan Caddesi, 34093 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey. (E-mail: anilirli@yahoo.com)