Recurrent follicular conjunctivitis: A complication of Molluscum Contagiosum | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
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Recurrent follicular conjunctivitis: A complication of Molluscum Contagiosum

Author(s):Harshita Dubey*, Prabha Gupta and D. K. Shakya

To report a case of Molluscum Contagiosum presented with recurrent follicular conjunctivitis, successfully treated with surgical excision. A 23-year-old male presented with chief complaints of grittiness, discomfort in closing the eye along with mild redness in the same eye. He had previously been seen by a different ophthalmologist and had been treated with topical antibiotics, steroids, and anti-viral eye drops but no relief in the symptoms. On Slit lamp examination single dome shape with a center, umbilicated core in the right lower eyelid was noticed. Suspecting Molluscum Contagiosum and no improvement with the course of topical medication given, we decided to excision. The lesion was surgically excised and was sent for histopathological examination. Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) resolves spontaneously within months in healthy, immunocompetent individuals, it requires surgical treatment in refractory cases. After surgical excision, the patient's symptoms have completely resolved and no signs of follicular conjunctivitis are present. He remains under follow-up and no recurrence has been seen for 6 months

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