Imiquimod, an imidazoquinoline amine, is approved for the topical treatment of external anogenital warts induced by human papilloma virus. Several clinical trials have shown imiquimod to be an effective and safe drug for treatment of anogenital warts. Consequently, it was considered that imiquimod might be effective on warts caused by the same aetiological agent located on other skin areas. We describe the favourable outcome of a case of multiple facial verrucae in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patient treated with imiquimod 5% cream. This is a promising finding which supports those of two previous reports. We feel that imiquimod could be used in HIV-infected patients with multiple facial warts in whom conventional therapies are ineffective or produce significant side-effects.

Hagman, J.H., Bianchi, L., Marulli, G.C., Soda, R., & Chimenti, S. (2003). Successful treatment of multiple filiform facial warts with imiquimod 5% cream in a patient infected by human immunodeficiency virus. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, 260 [10.1046/j.1365-2230.2003.01213.x].

Successful treatment of multiple filiform facial warts with imiquimod 5% cream in a patient infected by human immunodeficiency virus

BIANCHI, LUCA;CHIMENTI, SERGIO
2003

Abstract

Imiquimod, an imidazoquinoline amine, is approved for the topical treatment of external anogenital warts induced by human papilloma virus. Several clinical trials have shown imiquimod to be an effective and safe drug for treatment of anogenital warts. Consequently, it was considered that imiquimod might be effective on warts caused by the same aetiological agent located on other skin areas. We describe the favourable outcome of a case of multiple facial verrucae in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patient treated with imiquimod 5% cream. This is a promising finding which supports those of two previous reports. We feel that imiquimod could be used in HIV-infected patients with multiple facial warts in whom conventional therapies are ineffective or produce significant side-effects.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree
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antibiotic agent; antiretrovirus agent; azithromycin; imidazoquinoline derivative; imiquimod; pseudomonic acid; adult; article; case report; cream; drug efficacy; face; human; Human immunodeficiency virus infection; male; phototherapy; priority journal; side effect; treatment outcome; ultraviolet B radiation; verruca vulgaris; virus infection; Adult; AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections; Aminoquinolines; Antiviral Agents; Facial Dermatoses; Humans; Interferon Inducers; Male; Warts
Hagman, J.H., Bianchi, L., Marulli, G.C., Soda, R., & Chimenti, S. (2003). Successful treatment of multiple filiform facial warts with imiquimod 5% cream in a patient infected by human immunodeficiency virus. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, 260 [10.1046/j.1365-2230.2003.01213.x].
Hagman, J; Bianchi, L; Marulli, G; Soda, R; Chimenti, S
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