- Acquired through skin-to-skin or fomite contact in children and is sexually transmitted in adulthood.
- Lesions appear as umbilicated, pearl-like, smooth papules. At least one third of patients will develop symptoms of local erythema, swelling or pruritus.
- Diagnosis is usually clinical.
- Children are primarily managed conservatively. Adults should be treated for this STD with curettage, cryotherapy or cantharidin. However, available treatment options are the same for both.
- Complications relate to treatment; discomfort, secondary infection of the wound or scarring may occur.
Last updated: Apr 27, 2012