Can Topical Imiquimod Be Used to Treat Periocular Lentigo Maligna?

December 28, 2010

From the latest issue of Ophthalmology comes the results of a study intended to evaluate the efficacy of topical imiquimod 5%, a local immune response modifier, in the treatment of periocular lentigo maligna, often a pre-malignant pigmentary process that looks like a large, bad freckle.

The results show that periocular lentigo maligna responded beautifully to topical imiquimod (which has also been helpful in treating warts). Nice to be able to treat with a cream instead of surgery.

 

 



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