• bodies
  • Cells of the stratum malphigi acquire cytoplasmic inclusions that progressively enlarge as they reach the surface: these molluscum bodies (Henderson-Patterson bodies) contain viral particles and are eosinophilic, but become more basophilic and granular as they enlarge and displace the nucleus (image B) , (image C) , & (image D) . (auanet.org)
  • small
  • Each molluscum starts out as a very small spot, about the size of a pinhead, and grows over several weeks into a larger bump that might become as large as a pea or pencil eraser. (kidshealth.org)