Molluscum contagiosum Responsible Physician Dr. Katerina Kyriakou Dermatologist - Venereologist Infectious terminth is a relatively common viral skin infection. It is caused by a virus that mainly affects the skin of the trunk and extremities. It affects people of all ages, but mainly affects children between one and ten years old, sexually active adults and people with weak immune systems. It is transmitted by skin contact, sometimes through sexual contact, but also with commonly used items, such as towels, sheets or even clothes.Its clinical picture is characterized by small, umbilical, skin-colored papules ranging in size from the size of a pinhead to a lentil. Papules do not cause pain but may itch or become irritated.Because of the highly contagious nature of the disease, medical treatment is recommended, especially in adults. Treatment methods include the application of various topical medications, crushing and removal of lesions with forceps, cryotherapy, and CO2 laser therapy.