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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
Jan 2012

Imiquimod vs Cryotherapy for Molluscum Contagiosum: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(1):109-112. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.1241

Commentary on: Comparative study on the efficacy, safety, and acceptability of imiquimod 5% cream versus cryotherapy for molluscum contagiosum in children —Al-Mutairi, Al-Doukhi, Al-Farag, Al-Haddad Pediatr Dermatol. 2010;27(4):388-394

Question: In children with molluscum contagiosum, is imiquimod 5% or cryotherapy more effective, safe and acceptable?

Design: Observer-blind parallel group randomized comparative trial.

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