Molluscum Contagiosum. is a viral infection which can happen to anyone. However, certain groups have been seen to be more prone to develop the condition. They include:
- People whose immune system is weakened, either by the prolonged use of steroids, chemotherapy or HIV viral infection.
- Individuals who come in close contact with infected persons. E.g. Healthcare professionals, teachers, students, fellow sports participants, etc.
- People suffering from atopic dermatitis are known to be more likely to develop the disease.
- Children between the ages of 1 and 10 years.