Dermoscopic rosettes as a clue for atypical molluscum contagiosum

Javier Sánchez-Bernal, Mariano Ara-Martín, Isabel Abadías-Granado, Oriol Yélamos


Molluscum contagiosum (MC), a frequent viral infection, is generally easy to diagnose because of its characteristic clinical features. However, atypical presentations can be a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. Dermoscopy has helped in this cases by showing a characteristic dermoscopic pattern composed of a central pore or umbilication in conjunction with polylobular white to yellow amorphous structures, surrounded by linear or branched vessels (‘red crown”). However, additional dermoscopic patterns can be found. Herein we present two MC cases where rosettes were seen on dermoscopy

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dermatoscopia; molusco contagioso; rosetas

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