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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV): large, brick or ovoid-shaped double-stranded DNA virus, genus Molluscipox, family Poxviridae.
    • Two subtypes: cause indistinguishable lesions.
    • MCV I
    • MCV II
  • Viral particles contained in central core of umbilicated lesions.

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Last updated: July 6, 2016

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