|Year : 1979 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 57-58
VN Raizada, Chandra Prabha
Department of Ophthalmology, S.N. Medical College, Agra, India
V N Raizada
Department of Ophthalmology, S.N. Medical College, Agra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Raizada V N, Prabha C. Molluscum contagiosum. Indian J Ophthalmol 1979;27:57-8
Molluscum contagiosum is a mildly contagious disease of skin. Though molluscurn contagiosum of lid is reported by many authors, but bilateral symmetrical involvement of lower lid is very rare. Present case is reported because of its rarity.
| Case Report|| |
Patient G.K. aged 24 years was admitted at S.N. Hospital, Agra in September, 1978 with the complaints of redness and watering of both the eyes for last one week.
Local examination showed small crusted growths, about 2x2mm in size in both the lower lid margins, covered with eye lashes, [Figure - 1],[Figure - 2]. Preauricular lymph nodes were not enlarged. There was severe conjunctival congestion with scanty discharge. No corneal or anterior uveal involvement was seen.
The patient was put on local antibiotic therapy together with Ridinox (5 iodo-2 desoxyuridine). Conjunctival culture was sterile in both eyes. Conjunctivitis did not respond to treatment.
The growth of both lower lids were excised and sent for histopathology. Report was molluscum contagiosum. Conjunctivitis cleared up following excision of growth.
| Discussion|| |
The incidence of molluscum contagiosum occurring in the eye lid has been reported by Elbert and de-Vincenti's. The caruncle can also been affected, Vannas and Lapinleimu.
Occasionally they reach a giant size on the lid, Einaug'er and Henkind. The secondary conjunctivitis perhaps occurs due to allergy to the toxin of virus.
In the present case the conjunctivitis disappeared after excision of the lesion. Prior to excision of growth conjunctivitis did not respond to local antibiotic or Ridinox. The symmetrical involvement of both lower lids is however very rare. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy.
| Summary|| |
A bilateral rare case of molluscum contagiosum has been reported with conjunctivitis.
| References|| |
De Vincenti's, Movim, Medchir 1877, Quoted from Duke Elder's system of Ophthalmology Vol. XII Pt. I, 1974 Edition.
Ebert Jb. Kinderheilk, 3, 152, 1871, Quoted from Duke Elder's system of Ophthalmology Vol. XIII, Pt. 1974 Edition.
Einauger & Herkind, 1968, Jour. Pediat Ophthal.
Vannas and Lepinleimu, 1967, Acta Ophthal. (Kbh)., 45,
314 Quoted from Duke Elder's system of Ophthalmology, Vol. I. XIII.
Part I, 1974 Edition.
[Figure - 1], [Figure - 2]