Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
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 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962002000600006.
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.