F 20, pubis
Lobular downward proliferation of the squamous epithelial cells.
Epidermal cells contain intracytoplasmic basoophilic inclusion bodies called molluscum bodies. The nuclei are pushed to the periphery by the cytoplasmic inclusions.
Skin, pubis, biopsy:
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a cutaneous infection caused by a large DNA poxvirus, transmitted by direct contact affecting both children and adults.
MC pox virus replicates in the cytoplasm of epidermal cells producing cytoplasmic inclusions and enlargement of infected cells.