J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 60(2); 2019 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2019;60(2):103-108.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2019.60.2.103    Published online February 15, 2019.
Molluscum Contagiosum of the Eyelid Margin: a Case Series and Literature Review.
Yeonji Jang, Namju Kim, Sang In Khwarg, Ho Kyung Choung
1Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. resourceful@hanmail.net
3Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
눈꺼풀테에 생긴 전염물렁종: 임상 증례 및 문헌 고찰
서울대학교병원 안과1, 분당서울대학교병원 안과2, 서울대학교병원운영 서울특별시보라매병원 안과3
Correspondence:  Namju Kim,
Email: resourceful@hanmail.net
Received: 2 August 2018   • Revised: 3 October 2018   • Accepted: 19 January 2019
We report 9 cases of molluscum contagiosum of the eyelid margin and a literature review. METHODS: A retrospective, observational case series of 9 patients who were diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum of the eyelid margin. RESULTS: Subjects included 8 female patients and 1 male patient with an average age of 6.1 years. The patients were all healthy without any underlying disease, and their blood analyses and chest X-rays excluded any infectious disease or immune-related problem. Each patient had 1–6 skin lesions. Hematoxylin and eosin staining revealed lobular hyperplasia of the squamous epithelium, which invaded into the underlying dermis. Staining also revealed inclusion bodies in the cytoplasm of keratinocytes above the basal layer. All patients were maintained without complications or recurrence after surgical treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Molluscum contagiosum on the eyelid margin differs from those on other body parts. Subjects had fewer lesions and lesion shapes were atypical. Early surgical treatment may be necessary because molluscum contagiosum can lead to ocular complications such as conjunctivitis.
Key Words: Eyelid diseases;Histologic diagnosis;Molluscum contagiosum

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