Molluscum Contagiosum–Like Lesions in Histoid Leprosy in a 10-Year-Old Indian Boy



Histoid leprosy is extremely rare in children. Molluscum contagiosum–like lesions in the setting of histoid leprosy is a highly atypical presentation and may signify the process of “transepidermal elimination” in lesions with high bacillary load. A case of histoid leprosy with umbilicated papules and nodules mimicking molluscum contagiosum is reported in a 10-year-old Indian boy.