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Submitted: 06 September 2011 Modified: 20 February 2018
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD09061102094490

Infantile hemangioma treated with propranolol: First reported case in the Philippines.

1Angela Medina-Esguerra,
2Minette Reyes-Bautista
Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Section of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics - St. Luke's Medical Center

Abstract

Complicated infantile hemangiomas such as those located on the orbital area, tip of the nose, lips and philtrum, ears and mandibular are require aggressive treatment to prevent functional disablity and facial deformity. The mainstay of treatment has always been systemic steroids. Recently, there have been emerging case reports on the remarkable effects of oral propanolol on hemangiomas. We report a 2-month-old girl with multiple complicated hemangiomas who responded immediately to propanolol. This is the first reported case of infantile hemangioma treated with propanolol in the Philippines. We discuss a brief overview of the nature and standard treatment of hemangiomas as well as a detailed discussion on propanolol as anew and emerging treatment for this disorder.

1.
Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Journal Article, Original
Title:
Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society
Frequency:
Semi-Annual
Publication Date:
May 2010
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Page(s):
22-24
Publisher:
Philippine Dermatological Society

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