Handheld reflectance confocal microscopy for the diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum: Histopathology and dermoscopy correlation

Francesco Lacarrubba, Anna Elisa Verzì, Marco Ardigò, Giuseppe Micali

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Abstract

Handheld reflectance confocal microscopy may represent an adjunctive, fast, non-invasive tool for the diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum, revealing microscopic details closely related to histopathology, as demonstrated by this study evaluating 19 molluscum lesions in 11 patients. It permits the rapid examination of one or multiple skin lesions in real time and it is perfectly suitable for children.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

Keywords

  • Dermoscopy
  • Histopathology
  • Infection
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Reflectance confocal microscopy
  • Viral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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