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Dermatologic disorders

What is the cause of this papular eruption?

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor


  • Molluscum contagiosum

    This 21-year-old man presented for evaluation with a 3-month history of an asymptomatic papular eruption on his chest. He was otherwise healthy.

    What is the cause of this man’s rash?

    1. Warts
    2. Molluscum contagiosum
    3. Staphylococcal folliculitis
    4. Herpes simplex
    5. Shaving folliculitis

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