Detection of Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) subtype I as a single dominant virus subtype in molluscum lesions from a Turkish population

Saral Y., Kalkan A., ÖZDARENDELİ A., Bulut Y., DOYMAZ M. Z.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.37, no.3, pp.388-391, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2005.05.020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.388-391
  • Keywords: Molluscum contagiosum virus, subtype, Turkish population, PCR, MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY, SKIN-LESIONS, INFECTIONS, CIDOFOVIR, POXVIRUS
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: No


Background. Molluscum contagiosum has a worldwide occurrence and its primary mode of transmission is via direct human contact including sexual means. The aim of the study was to implement a polymerase chain reaction-based assay for detection and subtyping of Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) in skin lesions diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum in a large regional teaching hospital in Turkey.