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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 334

Molluscum contagiosum as seen by fluorescein stain


1 Department of Ocular Pathology, Uveitis and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Uveitis and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Web Publication07-Jan-2022

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Dr. Dipankar Das
Department of Ocular Pathology, Uveitis and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96 Basistha Road, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1615_21

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Das D, Deshmukh S, Bhattacharjee H, Latsaheb B, Chirania P, Deka A. Molluscum contagiosum as seen by fluorescein stain. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:334

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Das D, Deshmukh S, Bhattacharjee H, Latsaheb B, Chirania P, Deka A. Molluscum contagiosum as seen by fluorescein stain. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 14];2:334. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/1/334/334895



A 34-year-old female presented with a small lesion in the left lower eyelid for 3 weeks. It was dome-shaped, 1.5 mm in diameter having a waxy papule with an umbilicated center [Figure 1]a. Her vision was 20/20, N. 6 in both eyes. The patient was diabetic. The lesion was excised by shave biopsy under local anesthesia. In raw tissue, a drop of fluorescein stain[1] was put and the intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies were visible and documented [Figure 1]b, which was confirmed by histopathology [Figure 1]c. This was the first documented viral inclusion bodies of molluscum contagiosum in an ophthalmic raw specimen which was confirmed by histopathology.[1],[2],[3]
Figure 1: (a) Clinical photograph of the left eye showing an umbilicated lesion in the lower eyelid. (b) The intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies of molluscum contagiosum with fluorescein stain (×40). (c) Showing similar eosinophilic inclusion bodies in a hematoxylin-eosin-stained slide (×100)

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The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms. In the form, the patient has given her consent for her images and other clinical information to be reported in the journal. The patient understands that her name and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity.

Acknowledgements

Dr. Jayanta Kumar Das, DO, DNB, PhD, Sri Kanchi Sankara Health and Educational Foundation.

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Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.



 
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Das D, Deka P, Bhattacharjee H, Deshmukh S, Gupta P, Deka A, et al. Fluorescein dye as a novel cost-effective approach for staining raw specimens in ophthalmic pathology. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:2175-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Pandhi D, Singhal A. Giant molluscum contagiosum. Indian Pediatr 2005;42:488-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Rosner M, Zloto O. Periocular molluscum contagiosum: Six different clinical presentations. Acta Ophthalmol 2018;96:600-5.  Back to cited text no. 3
    


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