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Limited treatment options for molluscum contagiosum

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Treatment options for cutaneous molluscum contagiosum have been re-examined in an updated Cochrane review.1 The review (22 studies, 1,650 participants) assessed treatments aimed at eradicating molluscum contagiosum lesions, including physical interventions, systemic treatments and topical agents, as well as the effect of awaiting natural resolution. Twenty studies evaluated topical therapies with two studies that included curettage as a treatment arm. Two studies investigated systemic treatments.

Eleven new studies were added for this update, including three large unpublished studies. …

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