imiquimod


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imiquimod

 [im″ĭ-kwim´od]
a biologic response modifier used topically in the treatment of venereal warts of the external genitalia and perianal region.

i·mi·qui·mod

(im'i-kwī'mod),
An immune response modifier used on the skin in the treatment of external genital and perianal warts.

imiquimod

/im·i·quim·od/ (im″ĭ-kwim´od) a biologic response modifier used topically in the treatment of condyloma acuminatum.

imiquimod

[im′ĭkwim′od]
a biological response modifier used topically in the treatment of venereal warts of the external genitalia and perianal region.

imiquimod

a topical immune response modifier with antiviral and antineoplasia effects. Used in veterinary medicine to treat squamous cell carcinomas and viral papillomas.
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75% imiquimod and Meda has exclusive rights to follow-up products based on this substance.
Researchers found that imiquimod produced good results for patients when used together with surgery to treat the cancer, potentially helping doctors cut less.
As a convenient, self-administered treatment, imiquimod is well tolerated, is less invasive than surgery, relieves itching and pain, and does not influence health-related quality of life, body image, or sexuality.
Patients accepted for the clinical trial will apply imiquimod cream twice a day to a specified area of the skin, for a total of six weeks.
Imiquimod is used for primary superficial BCC (not on head or neck) in adults with normal immune systems.
Interestingly, the effectiveness of imiquimod as an antiviral agent in the treatment of genital and perianal warts does not result from a direct in vitro or in vivo antiviral mechanism, but rather from its ability to stimulate peripheral monocytes and macrophages to release various cytokines, including those mentioned above.
5% strength imiquimod formulation were intended to evaluate the efficacy and safety in the treatment for AK lesions on large areas of skin (greater than 25 cm2), full face or balding scalp.
Bowen favors pretreating LM with imiquimod 5% cream followed by a conservative staged excision, a process that substantially decreases the size of the surgical defects.
In view of young age unmarried, not willing for surgery we opted for topical imiquimod thrice weekly, the lesion responded satisfactorily.
Imiquimod 5% cream was pre-scribed for the patient; however, adequate relief was not obtained.
Limtop is a formulation of imiquimod for the treatment of actinic keratosis, genital warts and basal cell cancer.
Another trend in the treatment of AKs is the development of new imiquimod formulations.