A case of severe eczema following use of imiquimod 5% cream

Sex Transm Infect. 2006 Jun;82(3):227-8. doi: 10.1136/sti.2005.018226.


Imiquimod 5% cream, an immune response modifier licensed for treatment of external ano-genital warts and superficial basal cell carcinomata, is known to cause local erythema, oedema and, rarely, exacerbation of psoriasis. We describe a case of exacerbation of eczema following application of this cream in a man with penile warts.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adjuvants, Immunologic / adverse effects*
  • Adult
  • Aminoquinolines / adverse effects*
  • Condylomata Acuminata / drug therapy*
  • Drug Eruptions / etiology*
  • Eczema / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Imiquimod
  • Male
  • Ointments
  • Penile Diseases / drug therapy*


  • Adjuvants, Immunologic
  • Aminoquinolines
  • Ointments
  • Imiquimod