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October 1973

Steroid Treatment of Hemangiomas in Children

Author Affiliations


From Chicago Childrens Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University School of Medicine (Drs. Lasser and Stein), and Michael Reese Hospital (Dr. Stein), Chicago.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(4):565-567. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620250049017

There are definite criteria for steroid treatment of hemangiomas in children. Once these criteria are met, therapy should be instituted early. Side-effects have been minimal. A patient with capillary, cavernous, and port-wine hemangiomas is reported. There was no response in the port-wine hemangiomas, but prompt and satisfactory response occurred in the capillary-cavernous types.

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