A study on the correlation between molluscum contagiosum and atopic dermatitis in children
Dr. Nassema Lazim, Dr. Baraa W Taha, Dr. Magida Kathm
Background: Although no scientific evidence has yet been published, it is widely understood that molluscum contagiosum tends to be more common and more severe in patients with atopic dermatitis. This lack of evidence encourage us to conduct the present study. Objective: To assess the frequency of atopic dermatitis among children with molluscum contagiosum and age and sex matched control group. Also to compare different clinical aspects of molluscum contagiosum between those with and without atopic dermatitis. Patient and Methods: This was acase control study conducted in Alyarmouk teaching hospital department of dermatology and veneriology during the period from January 2014 to June 2014. Total of 100 patients with molluscum contagiosum were enrolled in the study their ages range from 6 months – 12 years. The frequency of atopic dermatitis among them was measured and compared with 200 healthy control age and sex matched group. Different clinical aspects of molluscum contagiosum were studied and compared between those with and without atopic dermatitis. Results: There was no statistically significant difference in frequency of atopic between patients with molluscum contagiosum and control 8 (8%) of those with M.C has A.D and 92(92%) were not while 7 (3.5%) of control had A.D (p value=0.096).comparing different aspects of molluscum contagiosum between those with or without atopic dermatitis reveals that there was no statistically significant difference regarding secondary infection, recurrence of molluscum contagiosum and number of lesions (p value 0. 409,0.238,0.133). However there was a significant difference regarding surrounding, pruritis which were more in those with atopic dermatitis (p value 0.002 and 0.001 respectively). Conclusion: Atopic dermatitis neither tends to increase the risk of development of molluscum contagiosum nor its severity.
Dr. Nassema Lazim, Dr. Baraa W Taha, Dr. Magida Kathm. A study on the correlation between molluscum contagiosum and atopic dermatitis in children. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 137-140