Electron-beam therapy for AIDS-related molluscum contagiosum lesions: preliminary experience.


PURPOSE To determine the effects of electron-beam therapy on cutaneous molluscum contagiosum lesions in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), because current treatment modalities are limited in their effectiveness and by long-term rates of lesion recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five patients with AIDS, with 23 molluscum contagiosum lesion sites, received electron-beam radiation treatment of recurrent molluscum contagiosum lesions. RESULTS All 23 lesions treated resolved completely and have not recurred during up to 24 months of follow-up. Radiation therapy was well tolerated; mild skin erythema was the only reported side effect. CONCLUSION The use of electron-beam radiation is a promising alternative to current treatment modalities.

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@article{Scolaro1999ElectronbeamTF, title={Electron-beam therapy for AIDS-related molluscum contagiosum lesions: preliminary experience.}, author={Michael J Scolaro and Paul C . Gordon}, journal={Radiology}, year={1999}, volume={210 2}, pages={479-82} }