Do Molluscum Affect
While molluscum contagiosum tends to be most common in
children, it is also seen in adults. This typically occurs in
First, it is seen in sexually active adults as a sexually
transmited disase (STD). In these adults, they were probably
not exposed during childhood making them still susceptible to
the disease during adulthood. As a result, the virus is still
spread through direct contact and in the adult population, most
direct skin to skin contact is made through sexual contact.
Molluscum may also commonly be seen in wrestlers as the
sport by its very nature involves contact in such a way that
the molluscum could be easily spread.
The last adult population that molluscum is seen in is in
those who are immuocompromised. This may include those with HIV
and those who are on chemotherapy or have received an organ or
bone marrow transplant. In these individuals, the immune system
is suppressed and this allows the virus to take advantage a
infect these particular individuals.
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