CLINICAL QUESTION
How effective and safe are treatments for nongenital molluscum contagiosum in persons without immune deficiency?

BOTTOM LINE
Compared with placebo, imiquimod, 5%, cream was not more effective in clearing molluscum contagiosum and caused more local adverse effects, including application site reactions, in children aged 2 to 12 years; because high-quality evidence for other interventions is lacking, allowing for natural resolution of the infection remains a reasonable approach.

Additional Metadata
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5118, hdl.handle.net/1765/104758
Journal JAMA Dermatology
Citation
van der Wouden, J.C, Koning, S, & Katz, K.A. (Kenneth A.). (2018). Interventions for nongenital molluscum contagiosum in persons without immune deficiency. JAMA Dermatology (Vol. 154, pp. 203–204). doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5118