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May 1951


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AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(5):675-680. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030688007

CASES OF hemangiomas associated with blood dyscrasias are so rare that insufficient data have been accumulated either to determine the true significance of the association of these conditions or to evaluate properly the efficiency of modern methods of treatment.

HISTORY  Hemangioma associated with purpura has been reported in three cases. Kasabach and Merritt1 reported a case of a 2 month old infant, in whom the thrombocyte (platelet) count was reduced and the purpura spread. The infant was treated with roentgen irradiation and later with radium needles with subsequent recovery.The second case was reported by Rhodes and Borrelli2 of an infant 3½ months of age. A mass, supposedly lipomatous at birth, became larger and bluish, and petechiae appeared over the body; the thrombocyte count was low. This patient was treated with transfusions, a vitamin K preparation and larger doses of roentgen irradiation, with ultimate recovery.The third case

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