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Case 5: Molluscum Contagiosum

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C Although molluscum contagiosum can result in disfiguring skin lesions in HIV-infected persons with advanced immune suppression, these individuals do not develop systemic complications from molluscum.

This answer is correct. Greater number, larger size, more rapid growth, and atypical locations characterize molluscum lesions in HIV-infected persons who have advanced immune suppression. Systemic complications, however, do not develop, even among HIV-infected persons with severe immune suppression.

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