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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 354--359

Imiquimod - Its role in the treatment of cutaneous malignancies

Aditya Kumar Bubna 
 Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Aditya Kumar Bubna
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Imiquimod is a synthetic imidazoquinolone amine, which has potent immune response modifier activity, when topically used. This characteristic property of imiquimod has led to its use in a number of applications in dermatology, particularly in cutaneous malignancies, where it has been found to be effective and safe. Currently, additional mechanisms for its activity in actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, and invasive squamous cell carcinoma have been elucidated. Its usage for cutaneous metastasis in breast cancer has been a further addition to its therapeutic armamentarium recently.


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Bubna AK. Imiquimod - Its role in the treatment of cutaneous malignancies.Indian J Pharmacol 2015;47:354-359


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Bubna AK. Imiquimod - Its role in the treatment of cutaneous malignancies. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Apr 22 ];47:354-359
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