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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

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

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.

In Brief

Molluscum contagiosum can be extensive in an immunocompromised patient and respond well to topical immunomodulator such as imiquimod cream.

Author Information

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tzuchi General Hospital, Hualien; 3Department of Pathology, Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung; and 4School of Nursing, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China

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