Correlation of molluscum contagiosum

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Description This chapter covers the correlation of molluscum contagiosum
Author(s) Oriol Yélamos · Ralph P. Braun
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White/yellow amorphous structures

White to yellow amorphous structures are polylobular whitish to yellowish structures surrounding a central pore. Linear or branched vessels ('red corona') are seen at the periphery (Vázquez-López et al., 2004). This is the typical dermoscopic pattern of molluscum contagiosum. Histologically, these white structures correspond to endophytic lobules of hyperplastic squamous epithelium expanding into the dermis, displacing dermal dilated vessels (Morales et al., 2005).