Diagnosis and Management of Infantile Hemangiomas

Katherine B. Püttgen

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Abstract

Propranolol has replaced corticosteroids as preferred first-line therapy for the management of infantile hemangiomas (IH). The topical β-blocker timolol is now an alternative to oral propranolol and watchful waiting for smaller IH. Research in the last decade has provided evidence-based data about natural history, epidemiology, and syndromes associated with IH. The most pressing issue for the clinician treating children with IH is to understand current data to develop an individualized risk stratification for each patient and determine the likelihood of complications and need for treatment. This article emphasizes the nuances of complicated clinical presentations and current treatment recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-402
Number of pages20
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

Keywords

  • Infantile hemangioma
  • PHACE syndrome
  • Propranolol
  • Timolol
  • β-Blocker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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