Welcome to our website for parents to inform you about Molluscum Contagiosum

This website is specifically designed for parents of children who have Molluscum Contagiosum, or have an unusual spot, lump or bump and would like to use our diagnosis tool to identify whether it is Molluscum Contagiosum.

Parental diagnostic tool

Cardiff University and dermatologists at University Hospital of Wales have developed a Molluscum Contagiosum Diagnostic Tool for Parents (MCDTP). It uses the most effective images and text to support parents in making a diagnosis of Molluscum. 

Information for clinicians/researchers

The MCDTP is available for use by clinicians and researchers, please visit the clinicians/researchers pages where downloads of the tool are available, alongside instructions for use.


Cardiff University, 
School of Medicine, 
College of Biomedical & Life Sciences,
Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, 
Cardiff CF14 4YS
UK