Molluscum contagiosum involving an epidermoid cyst – a rare association and potential source of clinical misdiagnosis

  • Prithwijit Ghosh DESUN (NEON) Reference Lab, Kolkata
  • Kaushik Saha Faculty member of Department of Pathology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata

Abstract

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of skin and mucous membrane commonly affecting the adolescents and young adults. Extensive lesions are usually common in immunocompromised patients. We herein report a rare case of MC in an epidermoid cyst (EC) in a 24-year-old immunocompetent male. The provisional clinical diagnosis was inflammed EC or lipoma. On histopathological examination the lesion displayed a unilocular EC in the deep dermis, the lining of which was infected by MC virus with characteristic inclusions.  The overlying epidermis was absolutely normal having no attachment with the cyst.

Author Biography

Kaushik Saha, Faculty member of Department of Pathology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata

M.B.B.S., M.D. (Pathology).

Department of pathology.

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Published
2014-03-31
How to Cite
Ghosh, P., & Saha, K. (2014). Molluscum contagiosum involving an epidermoid cyst – a rare association and potential source of clinical misdiagnosis. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(193), 723-725. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.1340
Section
Case Reports