Case Rep Dermatol 2021 Jan-Apr;13(1):36-41. Epub 2021 Jan 25.
Department of Dermatology, Derma Clinics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Imiquimod cream is an immunomodulatory agent that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of anogenital warts (condylomata acuminata) due to its local immune effects in activating Toll-like receptors 7 and 8 on antigen-presenting cells, resulting in reduction of the viral load of human papillomavirus with subsequent wart regression. After its application, some side effects are commonly reported, including erythema, edema, scaling, erosion, and ulceration. While pigmentary changes, including vitiligo-like depigmentation, have been mentioned as a possible side effect, they have rarely been reported in the literature. Read More