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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2003 June;138(3):247-50

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Imiquimod: a role as a topical therapy for epidermo-dysplasia verruciformis?

Gisondi P. 1, Giordano G. 2, Bignardi L. 3, Gasperini M. 1, Zendri E. 1, Bassissi P. 1, De Panfilis G. 1

1 Sezione di Dermatologia Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma 2 Sezione di Anatomia e Istologia Patologica Dipartimento di Medicina di Laboratorio Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma 3 Sezione di Nefrologia e Scienze della Prevenzione Dipartimento di Clinica Medica Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma


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The aim of this study is the evaluation of efficacy of imiquimod, an immmune response modifier that enhances the cell-mediated cytolytic antiviral activity, for the topical therapy of epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV), a HPV-related disorder. The drug had never been used before for the therapy of EV. A 52-year-old woman, affected by EV-like syndrome associated with renal transplantation, has been treated by imiquimod, on occlusive dressing, 3 times a week, for 3 months. At the end of treatment a discrete improvement of the lesions was observed. The conclusion is drawn that imiquimod, topically applied, induces a partial improvement of the lesions due to EV, even if its use has been officially recognized only for the treatment of anogenital condylomata.

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