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    Molluscumcontagiosum is a relatively common viral infection of the skin that results in round, firm, painless bumps that range from the size of a pinhead to a pencil eraser. If scratched or injured, the infection can spread to surrounding skin.

    Though most common in children, molluscumcontagiosum can affect adults as well — particularly those who haveweak immune systems. In adults, molluscumcontagiosum involving the genitals is considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

    Molluscumcontagiosum spreads through direct person-to-person contact and through contact with contaminated objects. The bumps associated with molluscumcontagiosum usually disappear within a year without treatment but there is also the option of doctor-assisted removal.

    Molluscumcontagiosum results in raised, round, flesh-colored bumps on the skin. The bumps are small — typically under about a quarter inch (approximately 2 to 5 millimeters) in diameter. Characteristically, the bumps have a small indentation or dot at the top& can become red and inflamed. They can easily be removed by scratching or rubbing which can spread the virus to adjacent skin.

    In children, the bumps typically appear on the face, neck, armpits, hands and arms. In adults, molluscumcontagiosum may be a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and is usually seen on the genitals, lower abdomen, inner upper thighs and buttocks