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Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease:
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3181bf1a50
Case Reports

An Immunocompromised Woman With Severe Molluscum Contagiosum That Responded Well to Topical Imiquimod: A Case Report and Literature Review

Lin, Hsin-Ying MD1; Linn, George MD, PhD2; Liu, Cheng-Bin MD1; Chen, Chia-Jung MD3; Yu, Ken-Jen MD, PhD1,4

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Abstract

Molluscum contagiosum is a common condition that often occurs in children, sexually active young adults, and immunocompromised patients. Generally, molluscum contagiosum lesions are self-limited. They often resolve spontaneously. We report a severe case of genital molluscum contagiosum in a patient with Sjögren syndrome. Her vulvar lesions responded to topical 5% imiquimod cream.

©2010The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

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