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BRANDT, Hebert Roberto Clivati et al. Treatment of human papillomavirus in childhood with imiquimod 5% cream. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp.549-553. ISSN 0365-0596.

In children, lesions caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) constitute a significant epidemiological issue and a therapeutic dilemma, particularly in the case of anogenital warts. The treatment of anogenital warts in children is a challenge, since standard treatments are generally painful and require the patient to be anesthetized. Imiquimod, a topical immune response modifier, constitutes an alternative therapeutic agent for the treatment of HPV. The present report describes four cases in which treatment with topically applied imiquimod 5% cream was implemented with successful results.

Keywords : Aminoquinolines; Human papillomavirus 6; Human papillomavirus 11; Interferon inducers; Papillomavirus infections.

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