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FESTA NETO, Cyro. Imiquimod 5% cream in the treatment of superficial and nodular basal cell carcinomas: study of 10 cases. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2002, vol.77, n.6, pp.693-698. ISSN 0365-0596.

BACKGROUND: Topical treatment with 5% imiquimod cream has been demonstrated to be effective in patients with basal cell carcinoma. OBJECTIVES: In the present study, efficacy and tolerability of this treatment was analyzed in 10 patients with 13 different types of superficial and nodular basal cell carcinomas. METHODS: Imiquimod cream was applied daily for a mean period of 23 days. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: All patients responded favorably to the drug with healing of the lesions. No recurrence was observed during two to three months of follow up.

Keywords : adjuvants, immunologic; carcinoma, basal cell.

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