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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-88

A study on the use of imiquimod for the treatment of genital molluscum contagiosum and genital warts in female patients


Department of Pediatric Medicine, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.62763

PMID: 21938126

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The clinical effect of imiquimod stems from cytokine-induced activation of the immune system. A randomized study was conducted to study the efficacy and safety of daily applications of 5% imiquimod cream in female patients with external genital warts and molluscum contagiosum (MC). The clearance rate of lesions was 75% in genital MC patients and 50% in patients with genital warts. Erythema was the commonest adverse reaction seen in 24% patients with the use of 5% imiquimod. Other side effects were excoriation seen in 16% patients, erosions in 10% patients, excoriation in 6% patients and pain was seen in 4% patients.


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