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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: April 2010 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 134-135
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.

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

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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