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Dermatol Online J. 2018 Aug 23;24(6). pii: 13030/qt3b4606qt.

Reviewing the use of imiquimod for molluscum contagiosum.

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Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, Maryland.


We discuss imiquimod associated with non-application site mucosal reactions and two of our own clinical cases. In one of our patients, erosive cheilitis developed in a young boy after using topical imiquimod 5% cream for 5 nights weekly on bilateral cheeks, chin, and near vermillion border for molluscum contagiosum. The case is discussed with concerns for imiquimod use in molluscum contagiosum when used near mucosal surfaces.

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