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Dermatologists have the advantage of visualising the skin lesions and making the diagnosis. In immunocompetent patients most of the skin conditions have the characteristic clinical presentation and hence the diagnosis is made clinically by good visual impression. But the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has taken away this advantage. Owing to its profound effect on the immune system, the natural course and clinical features of most of the dermatological diseases have been altered. In this report we describe the unusual presentation of molluscum contagiosum as penile horn, in an HIV positive patient.
A 34 year old man presented with asymptomatic rapidly enlarging papular lesions on the penis and scrotum present for the …