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Molluscum (Molluscum Contagiosum)

Your Questions, Answered

Molluscum bumps on torso

Molluscum bumps on

Answers to your most frequent questions about molluscum, a common skin disease that shows up as small bumps with a dimple in the center.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP)
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
Public Inquiries:
(404) 639-4129

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A
Tel: (404) 639-3311 / Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435