Is molluscum contagiosum related to zinc deficiency in children? Effectiveness of oral zinc sulfate therapy in lesion regression.

Vehapoglu A.

Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), vol.91-92, pp.111418, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91-92
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nut.2021.111418
  • Title of Journal : Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
  • Page Numbers: pp.111418
  • Keywords: Molluscum contagiosum, Viral skin infection, Oral zinc sulfate, Effectiveness, Children, VIRAL WARTS, DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE, DOUBLE-BLIND, EXPERIENCE, UPDATE


Objectives: Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is viral skin infection that is most commonly observed in children. Zinc homeostasis is essential for proper immune function, especially in host-virus interactions. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of oral zinc sulfate treatment in children with MC.