John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Imiquimod-induced vitiligo-like depigmentation over multiple solar keratosis in a patient with vitiligo Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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Department of Dermatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Japan

Individuals with vitiligo have a low risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer [1, 2]. Previous studies have reported imiquimod-induced vitiligo-like depigmentation in patients with genital warts and superficial basal cell carcinomas [3, 4]. Here, we report a case of persistent vitiligo-like depigmentation caused by topical application of imiquimod 5% cream for multiple solar keratosis in a patient with non-segmental vitiligo.A 67-year-old man was referred to us in July 2010 with an 11-year history [...]