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Molluscum contagiosum molluscum contagiosum in adults

Molluscum contagiosum is an infection that causes small bumps on your skin. You get it Many adults get the virus from sex, but you can get it other ways, too.

Though most common in children, molluscum contagiosum can affect adults as well — particularly those with weakened immune systems.

In adults, molluscum contagiosum most commonly is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Healthy adults tend to have few lesions, which are.

In adults, molluscum contagiosum tends to appear on the genitals, thighs and lower abdomen because the infection usually is spread through.

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection caused by the Molluscum and legs of children, or the inner thigh, genitals, and abdomen of adults.