Understanding the Symptoms and Risks of Molluscum Contagiosum

Understanding the Symptoms and Risks of Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral skin infection that is caused by a virus called the Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). It is characterized by raised, pearl-like bumps on the skin that are usually painless. MC most commonly affects children, but it can also affect adults. The virus is spread through skin-to-skin contact, such as touching…