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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 48, n° 2S
pages 9-10 (février 2003)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2003.111
Cimetidine therapy for epidermodysplasia verruciformis

Giuseppe Micali, MD, Maria Rita Nasca, MD, PhD, Federica Dall'Oglio, MD, Maria Letizia Musumeci, MD
Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania. Catania, Italy 


A 16-year-old boy with an 8-year history of multiple slightly keratotic papules on his face, trunk, and limbs, is described. On the basis of clinical features, histologic examination of 2 lesions and positivity for HPV 5, a diagnosis of epidermodysplasia verruciformis was made. Treatment with oral cimetidine (40 mg/kg per day) induced a marked improvement after 3 months of therapy, with no relapse at a 6-month follow-up. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:S9-10.)

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