Treatment of Extensive Eyelid Molluscum Contagiosum with Physical Expression Alone in an Immunocompetent Child

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Karabulut G. O., ÖZTÜRKER C., Kaynak P., Akar S., Demirok A.

TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.44, no.2, pp.158-160, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjo.15013
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-160
  • Keywords: Molluscum contagiosum, eyelid molluscum contagiosum, childhood molluscum contagiosum
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection in children with dome-shaped umbilicated nodules. Diagnosis is based on clinical appearance. An eight-year-old child presented to our clinic with multiple molluscum contagiosum nodules on the right lower and upper eyelid and one small papule on the left upper eyelid. Only a couple of lesions were squeezed with expression of cheesy material from the center of the lesions. In the follow-up period, beside resolution of the squeezed lesions, all other lesions disappeared spontaneously and no new lesion was observed in the following one year. This method is costless, neither needs a chemical agent nor results in scarring, so can be the first choice of treatment.