Proliferating Hemangioma of Infancy: Successful Treatment with Topical 5% Imiquimod Cream
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 254–256, May 2005
How to Cite
Hazen, P. G., Carney, J. F., Engstrom, C. W., Turgeon, K. L., Reep, M. D. and Tanphaichitr, A. (2005), Proliferating Hemangioma of Infancy: Successful Treatment with Topical 5% Imiquimod Cream. Pediatric Dermatology, 22: 254–256. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.22318.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2005
Abstract: A 4-month-old girl had a proliferating hemangioma of infancy (infantile hemangioma) affecting the chest wall. The lesion had appeared 1 week after birth, demonstrating both superficial and deep components, and was rapidly enlarging. It had become painful and superficially eroded. Treatment with topical 5% imiquimod cream three times a week was associated with signs of involution after 10 days, and complete resolution after 10 weeks of therapy. The treatment was well tolerated.