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Cantharidin Formulation Alleviates Molluscum Contagiosum

Key clinical point: VP-102 is an effective treatment for molluscum contagiosum.

Major finding: In two studies, 46% and 54% of actively treated patients had complete resolution, compared with 13% and 18% of controls, respectively.

Study details: Two phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of 528 patients with molluscum contagiosum.

Disclosures: Verrica Pharmaceuticals sponsored the study. Dr. Eichenfield reported receiving no funding from the company; several other investigators are employees of Verrica Pharmaceuticals.


Eichenfield L et al. AAD 19, Abstract 11251.