The study of Molluscum Contagiosum causes is very important for any physician to get to the root and origin of the disease
It is caused by a DNA virus called Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV).
More significant to the patient than molluscum contagiosum causes are ways in which the disease can spread.
- Skin-To-Skin Contact: Touching eruptions of the infected person is the easiest mode of spread of the disease. Certain sports involving high degree of contact like football and wrestling are also instrumental in transmitting the disease.
- Indirect Contact: Objects and items used by the infected person serve as a potent means of transmission of the infection. Towels, toys, clothing, etc. facilitate spread to other people.
- Sexual Contact: The virus can spread through unprotected sexual contact from infected to non-infected person, and is commonly seen in teens and adults.
- Autoinoculation: Scratching, rubbing or bursting the eruptions can cause infection to spread to adjacent parts of the skin