Treatment for Anogenital Molluscum Contagiosum
Brown, Michelle R.
Paulson, Christopher P.
Henry, Susan L.
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There is no evidence from comparative trials to suggest a single best treatment method for anogenital molluscum contagiosum. Randomized controlled trials suggest self-administered topical imiquimod or podophyllotoxin cream is effective for resolving lesions. (Strength of Recommendation: B, based on inconsistent or limited quality patient-oriented evidence). There are no comparative trials of other commonly used treatments, such as carbon dioxide laser, cryotherapy, or curettage.
Clinical Inquiries, 2009 (MU)
Journal of Family Practice, 58(11) 2009.