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How is molluscum contagiosum diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In most cases, doctors can diagnose molluscum contagiosum just by looking at the bumps on the skin. However, if the doctor cannot make a positive diagnosis, a sample from the area can be taken to examine more closely.

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