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Pharmacology and therapeutics
Successful management of airway hemangioma with propranolol
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2013
© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 52, Issue 6, pages 750–752, June 2013
How to Cite
Mendiratta, V., Varghese, B., Chander, R., Parakh, A. and Solanki, R. S. (2013), Successful management of airway hemangioma with propranolol. International Journal of Dermatology, 52: 750–752. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05752.x
- Issue published online: 17 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 17 MAY 2013
Airway hemangiomas can be difficult to manage and cause anxiety in both the parents and the treating physician. Propranolol, a nonselective beta-blocker, has recently been used for treating proliferating infantile hemangiomas. We report successful management of a proliferating, large, mixed infantile hemangioma with subglottic extension in an Indian infant using oral propranolol in a dose of 2mg/kg/day without any side effects. Induction of early involution and freedom from the side effects of steroid therapy seem encouraging for using propranolol as a first line treatment modality in the management of troublesome hemangiomas.